POTUS Push on ACA; Republicans Have Counter-Offensive

The Affordable Care Act remains our top story.

The White House began a massive reintroduction of the health care overhaul yesterday with a speech by the President. The Obama Administration is pointing to a surge in traffic to the website, increasingly numbers of successful sign-ups and a surge in Medicare expansion. It also says costs are being controlled already because of the law.

President Obama is set to speak today at 11:15 am on what he says are the economic benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and the growing gap between the rich and the poor. The President will also call for an increase in the minimum wage.

1115EST -- POTUS delivers remarks on the economy at the Center for American Progress. LIVE

Republicans say more folks are being cancelled from their plans than are getting insurance, the website is still glitch-prone and the back end of the website is a mess.

Today we'll also talk to a so-called "white hacker" who says the website was never designed with security in mind.

Conservatives are also launching a counter-offensive on HC.. highlighting stories of problems with the ACA.

The New York Times today open speculating about who should be fired for the botched rollout of Obamacare. We'll ask Karl Rove about that.

Connecticut set to released the 911 call recordings from the day of the massacre inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown almost one year ago. 20 children and 6 educators were murdered.

Alleged TSA murderer Paul Ciancia will be in court today in Southern California. He's accused of a shooting rampage at LAX that left a TSA officer dead.

Arraignment today for 14 year old boy accused of raping, robbing, and murdering a high school math teacher in Massachusetts.

Brrrrr It's cold and getting colder for big chunks of the country. A Canadian cold front swooping down from the North sending temps plunging.. 20 to 40 degrees below normal. Negative 20 degrees in parts of Montana and the Dakotas. Even sunny California will see temps in the 20's.

A court allowed the bankruptcy of Detroit to move ahead including cuts to pensions.

Thousands of fast food workers are expected to walk off the job tomorrow across the country to protest low wages.

- Clint Henderson

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