• O'Reilly v Pres Obama Fireworks; New Troubles With Obamcare

      More bad news for the rollout of Obamacare.

      The Washington Post reporting today that thousands of folks are in health care limbo. 22,000 who filed appeals through healthcare.gov have been unable to get mistakes fixed or concerns addressed.

      President Obama's interview with Bill O'Reilly pre-Super Bowl is getting a lot of attention today. Bill asked President Obama about the botched rollout of Obamacare, Benghazi and IRS targeting. The President acknowledged problems with his signature plan, but refused to discuss firing of HHS Secy Kathleen Sebelius. O'Reilly pressed the President on that and on the promise of "if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. The President didn't provide many new answers. O'Reilly also pressed the President on Benghazi and the IRS-targeting controversies. We'll go in depth.

      Washington Post also reporting on a new state-by-state study of Obama's job-approval ratings released by Gallup. It has his disapproval rating at over 50 percent in 10 of the 21 states where Democrats are defending Senate seats this fall. The Washington Post writes, "In many of those states, Republicans have recruited strong candidates and are preparing to spend big bucks to win the six seats they need to regain the majority." Not great news for the Dems.

      The Wall Street Journal today sounds a warning about the early momentum for Hillary Clinton in 2016 writing quote, "The formidable campaign apparatus that has sprung up to support a possible 2016 presidential bid by Hillary Clinton is rattling some Democrats, sparking concerns that it could suppress competition for the party nomination and siphon money from candidates running in the midterm elections this fall."

      Super bowl fans might have gone to bed early last night after a bumbling Denver Broncos let the Seattle Seahawks win handily. Celebrations were huge in Seattle (and in New York City's Times Square).

      The talented actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent drug overdose over the weekend. The respected stage and film actor had battled addiction his whole life. He got sober at 22 and stayed sober for many years, but a series of relapses led to this weekend's apparent overdose of heroin. He was 46.

      A homeless man in California lucky to be alive after a mountain lion attack over the weekend.

      Moscow police say an armed teen burst into his school today and killed a security guard and teacher before being arrested.

      At least 10 are dead in and near Baghdad as violence continues to escalate there.

      Five are dead in Pakistan after a bombing at a theater.

      A strong earthquake hurt 10 in Greece today.

      The New York Times reports Libya's cache of toxic arms are all destroyed.. after an American-led effort. It's being held up as a model for Syria.. where chemical weapons destruction has fallen way behind schedule.

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