A bakery that refused to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples has been ordered to do so following a court battle.
President Obama told Americans "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." The lie of this statement becomes more evident as individuals not only lose their plan, but their doctor as well. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a leading Obamacare architect, claimed on Fox News Sunday that the statement is still true: "If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. This is a matter of choice."
Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn and AOL called on the U.S. government to reform surveillance practices. The joint request demands the government endorse principles of limited authority, transparency and the free flow of information.
President Obama urged Congress to extend unemployment benefits during his weekly address Saturday, “If Congress refuses to act, it won’t just hurt families already struggling – it will actually harm our economy. Unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy." More than one million individuals are on unemployment insurance. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) explained that extending benefits beyond 26 weeks actually hurts workers and the economy.
School Superintendent Mark Edwards is doing significant work in Mooresville, NC. "I really believe that public education is the foundation of democracy," Edwards said. The low racial achievement gap has been closing and graduation rates rising under Edward's instruction.
Egypt's General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who toppled the first democratically-elected government in the Arab world's most populous nation, is the winner of the TIME's 2013 Person of the Year poll.
The Supreme Court of Florida is hearing arguments concerning a proposed amendment to allow medical marijuana.
Democratic Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado is pushing for the government to track prescription drugs, an issue he claims is a matter of national security.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is wearing a tin hat, Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News. Reid continues to support Obamacare while facts indicate the system is failing. "You can argue all you want but the sunrises in the west, it's not going to work," Krauthammer said, "And you get this sort of speaking against the wind on things that, as Kirsten says, are empirically untrue. People are receiving cancellations. They know they lost their insurance. There is no way to talk around it."
Comedy Actor Will Ferrell said that First Lady Michelle Obama swore at him, but it was all in good fun because she loves his work and was quoting lines from one of his movies, The Landlord.
Michelle Fields interviews students at Howard University in Washington DC about signing up for Obamacare. Obama pushed to change the age at which children are allowed to stay on their parents' insurance to 26 years old.
China's new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea has caused "significant" unease in the region, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday, adding he had stated Washington's firm objection to the move during talks in Beijing. Biden had around five hours of discussions with President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, with both leaders laying out their perspective on an issue that has rattled East Asia. The zone, two thirds the size of Britain, covers an area that includes islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Japan.
President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time." He says income inequality has jeopardized the nation's middle class and is urging steps to ensure that the economy works for all.