Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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Honduras achieved independence from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821. Source: CIA World Factbook
In a post announcing the launch of a video news release questioning the priorities of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Office of the Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia says that the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which Pelosi helped usher through the House of Representatives, “will impose a …
Sonia Sotomayor isn’t mentioned in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in a much-watched reverse-discrimination case, Ricci v. DeStefano. But you can bet the decision will be mentioned plenty in the upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that could put her on that court. Sotomayor and two other judges on the 2nd …
Emperor penguins weigh up to 88 pounds. Their average height is 45 inches. Source: National Geographic
On “Meet the Press” on June 28, former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney falsely claimed that President Obama had called for a “single-payer” health care system on the campaign trail: Romney: President Obama, when he was campaigning, said he wanted a single-payer system. We debunked this falsehood when …
Ninety-two percent of Argentina’s population lives in urban areas. Source: CIA World Factbook
Argentina is slightly less than three-tenths the size of the United States. Source: CIA World Factbook
Q: Is ACORN providing workers for the 2010 census? A: No. ACORN employees will not be taking the census. The group is one of more than 30,000 "partners" that will help publicize the event.
The federal tax on beer is just over 5.4 cents per bottle, where it was set in 1991. (For micro-breweries, the rate is a little more than 2 cents.) Source: U.S. Treasury Department, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
The federal tax on pistols and revolvers is 10 percent. The tax on all other firearms, and all ammunition, is 11 percent. Source: U.S. Treasury Department, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau