• Thursday November 14, 2013 Happening Now - New Obamacare #'s Out - Meh

      The big story today remains Obamacare.

      We got the first official signup numbers for October. Just over 106,000 signed up for insurance on the federally and state-run exchanges. That's much lower than the Obama Administration had hope for, and can only be partly explained by the botched website.

      Meantime, there are active efforts by Democrats to come up with a solution for the hundreds of thousands who are seeing their policies cancelled.

      There are also more hearings today. The House Energy and Commerce Health Sub-committee will be holding hearings into the implementation.

      1000EST -- House Energy and Commerce Health Subcmte hearing on "Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than Just a Broken Website." Fmr Social Security Admin cmsner Michael Astrue, Manhattan Institute sr fellow Avik Roy, Washington Policy Center health care policy analyst Roger Stark, Georgetown Univ prof Sabrina Corlette, and Camden Bible Tabernacle clergy person Marilyn Dixon-Hill testify. LIVE

      Peter Doocy, Wendell Goler, Jim Angle, and Mike Emanuel reporting.

      We get weekly jobless numbers today.

      President Obama making a big push on the economy when he travels to Ohio. He could mention health care as well.

      Steve Centanni reporting on TSA waste as another Congressional hearing begins at 9:30am.

      Peter Barnes reports on the Senate nomination hearing for Janet Yellen as chair of the Fed Reserve.

      The official death toll from the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines now at more than 2300, but is expected to rise. David Piper and William La Jeunesse reporting.

      Day 2 of the Whitey Bulger sentencing hearing today. Molly Line reporting.

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