We are expecting a vote today in the Senate on the Keystone Pipeline. It's being helped along by Democrat Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu who is facing an uphill runoff election next month. It is likely to pass the Senate, but will not likely survive a probably veto by President Obama. Stay tuned.
Alaska Senator Democrat Mark Begich conceded to Republican Dan Sullivan in their fight for the Alaska senate seat. That race gives the Republicans a pickup of 8 Senate seats.
We are also awaiting word from President Obama on illegal immigration, and a likely executive order that could change the status of as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.
President Obama meeting with national security and public health teams to discuss the Ebola response and there is a hearing at 1pm in House as well. CDC Director Tom Frieden testifying.
Obamacare remains in the headlines today.. with open enrollment continuing today without too many hiccups so far. The glaring problem for the White House on Obamacare remains a man named Jonathan Gruber. Journalists continue to dig up damaging comments from one of the architects of Obamacare, and links tying him to the White House. Gruber has made hundreds of thousands of dollars from "advising" on the health care law. His comments appear to be arrogant and tone deaf. The Wall Street Journal reports Gruber has had more than a dozen appointments to visit the White House since Democrats began drafting the health law in 2009.
The S&P closed at another record high yesterday. Stocks have shrugged off the news that Japan is in a recession apparently hoping the EU and Japan will lower interest rates to stimulate their struggling economies. Home Depot earnings out today and we're looking at price and housing numbers.
Japan's Prime Minister has called for new elections after a series of moves meant to shake up the Japanese economy ended disastrously.
Three feet of snow have already fallen in Buffalo, New York closing a stretch of road . More snow is expected as a deep layer of cold air envelops much of the nation.
A horrific attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem has left four killed and six wounded. Two Palestinian men armed with meat cleavers and a gun attacked people inside the synagogue. Both were killed. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promising harsh retaliation.
A new study suggests there were nearly 10,000 terror attacks in the world in 2013. 18,000 died. It's a 44% increase over 2012. The study blames ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and ISIS for most of the terror.
Eric Shawn is reporting on Secretary of State John Kerry is in Vienna continuing talks with Iran to try and come up with a nuke deal. But there are growing concerns over human rights abuses there that should give world leaders pause in dealing with Iran.
We're also going to take a closer look at the growing evidence that Russia's military intervention in Ukraine is escalating rapidly.. President Obama apparently getting close to calling it a Russian invasion.
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