A delay by the White House meant to help those with chronic conditions keep coverage until they are able to navigate Healthcare.gov. A December 23 enrollment deadline looms for people who want insurance that begins January First.

We have a deal on the budget. The House passed a two year budget yesterday, and most of them promptly left town. The Senate is expected to vote on it next week.

In the Senate, the fight over Obama nominees continues unabated with GOP blocking Dems at every turn. The Senate could remain at work for a long time.

Speaker of the House John Boehner went off on the Tea Party wing of his own party yesterday accusing conservative activists of losing all credibility.

The President of Ukraine has come to his senses. Massive protests calling for his resignation have reportedly encouraged him to hold talks with a former President, parliamentary factions and church leaders. There is a big internal battle raging in Ukraine over whether to align themselves with Russia or the EU.

North Korea has apparently executed a former top official. David Piper reporting on the growing instability on the Korean Peninsula.

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli PM Netenyahu this morning as a rare snowstorm blanketed Jerusalem. He's pushing hard for a resumption of efforts toward Mideast peace.

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