• Monday December 30, 2013 Happening Now - Obamacare Signup Surge; Russian Terror Attacks

      New numbers on signups under the Affordable Care Act.

      A late surge sent signups past 1 million in the closing days before the (extended) deadline to signup for coverage beginning January 1st.

      In October just 27,000 signed up. In November it was just 127,000.

      The next test is in the new year, when all those folks begin trying to use their new coverage. Did the insurance companies get everyone enrolled? Did the companies get the right insurance info? Who exactly is signing up? Does it skew old and sick? Or did the White House convince young folks to sign up to? We'll ask our panelists and solicit questions from viewers.

      It's been a disastrous week of ice storms and power outages for parts of the Northeast. A week ago an ice storm left hundreds of thousands without power in parts of Michigan and in Maine and other parts of the NE. Work crews were finally getting a handle on the downed lines when another storm hit today. 10 or more inches are expected in parts of Maine today.

      Another terror attack in Russia to tell you about today as Russia prepares to host the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. 14 died today a trolley bus explosion in Volgograd. Yesterday a suicide bombing killed at least 17 in a rail station also in Volgograd (about 400 miles from Sochi).

      Uganda sending troops to the war-torn nation of South Sudan. The U.S. has sent troops to the region (4 were hurt last week rescuing Americans).

      12 Christians were killed in attack on Christian villages in Nigeria over the weekend.

      4 journalists working for Al Jazeera are being held in Egypt.

      A new report says 29 of the 70 journalists killed during 2013 were killed covering the Syrian civil war.

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      -Clint Henderson

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