There’s a hearing today from the House Oversight and
Government Reform Subcommittee into potential IRS political targeting. Mike
Emanuel reports. Meantime, the IRS is reinstating bonuses drawing fire from
The Wall Street Journal reports today on the controversy
over those new CBO numbers on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Both
sides trying to spin the news. The Wall Street Journal also reporting on the
growing pressure on health care insurers to beef up the plans and doctor choices
they allow under Obamacare.
More than a million people lost power over the past few days
as a barrage of winter storms took a toll on power lines and plants. Nearly
half a million remain without power in PA and officials say it could take days
to restore power.. Thousands of flights were cancelled and there were also many
accidents. Weather remains an important story.
The FAA is examining hundreds of airport control towers
after an incident last September where lightning struck a tower at Baltimore’s
We’ll keep a close eye on the markets today, and on the
weekly jobless #’s in light of growing fears about a worldwide economic
slowdown. Tomorrow we get the first look at January jobs numbers.
Today is the National Prayer Breakfast with a bipartisan
gathering and talk on religion. President Obama will attend.
There’s also a discussion on Iran & the bomb with
Senator Ted Cruz and former CIA Director James Woolsey.
Doug McKelway taking a look at new threats of terror on this
opening ceremonies day for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. There are
warnings terrorists could be targeting planes with toothpaste or cosmetic
container bombs. James Rosen uses it as an opportunity to look at U.S. Russia
relations. Hopefully he’ll mention the growing civil rights abuses of Russia.
The only road into Valdez, Alaska has reopened after that
avalanche two weeks ago cut off the town.
GI Joe turns 50 today! We’ll celebrate with a nod to the
greatest American hero in the G block!
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