Nelson Mandela, heroic South African leader and human rights advocate, passed away yesterday. His remembrance is being celebrated around the world.
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.
The District of Columbia raised the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour, the highest in the country. President Obama wants to see higher minimum wage laws spread across the country.
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