The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: Obamacare, personal safety and feedom, politics, immigration and more!
Clinton to Obama: Honor Thy Commitment
Few people have spent more time thinking about how to make national health care a reality. Listen to President Clinton sum up some of the thorniest aspects of Obamacare, and what about it needs to change.
Democratic Representative: ‘The President Was Grossly Misleading to the American Public’
“The president saying you could stay with it (your current plan) and not being honest that a lot of these policies were going to get canceled was grossly misleading to the American public and is causing added stress and added strife as we go through a really difficult time with health care.
Shocking Video: Obamacare Corruption Revealed
Government-paid workers supposedly trained to uphold the law advised clients on how to lie on government forms, evade legal requirements and ignore proper procedures.
One Fired, Three Suspended After Undercover Health-Care Video
Sen. John Cornyn called for the Navigators program to stop after he saw the video. “This behavior is unacceptable, and is yet another broken piece of a deeply flawed system,” he said in a statement.
Obamascare: North Carolina Democratic Incumbent’s Lead Collapses
Incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is near the top of national Republicans’ target list for 2014 — and a new poll shows her lead over her potential GOP challengers has all but evaporated.
Airline Passenger Says Stranger Was Allowed to Use His Boarding Pass to Fly
“Multiple failures had to occur for this passenger to get through with the wrong ID and when you let people through when they’re not matching names, the whole essence of the system fails.”
DHS Funds Installation of White Boxes That Can Track Population of Entire City
The boxes, which are attached to utility poles and include vertical antennae, can track cellphones even if they are not connected to the system’s Wi-Fi network.
Report: Government Spying Causes Self-Censorship, Privacy Fears Among U.S. Writers
Sixteen percent of writers have avoided writing or speaking about certain topics due to threatening privacy concerns, and an additional 11 percent have seriously considered such avoidance.
Mexico Says Former U.S. Soldier Led Kidnap Gang
The 32-year-old suspect spearheaded a band of 16 people who operated in the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas in the past four years, said Nuevo Leon security spokesman Jorge Domene.
The Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama’s Green-Power Push
“This is an ecological disaster,” said Craig Cox of the Environmental Working Group, a natural ally of the president that, like others, now finds itself at odds with the White House.
Obama Hits Lowest Approval Rating of Presidency
For the first time, voters say by a 52 percent to 44 percent margin that Obama is not honest and trustworthy.
Chris Christie’s Provincial Problem: Can He Win Outside the Northeast?
The biggest question about his 2016 ambitions may not be whether he can defeat Hillary Clinton or whoever else emerges from the Democratic side, but whether he can first convince his own party’s skeptics that he’s really one of them.
Americans’ Participation in Labor Force Hits 35-Year Low
In September, the labor force participation rate was 63.2 percent, but in October it dropped to 62.8 percent — the lowest it has been since February 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president.
Left Wants Challenger for Hillary Clinton
Clinton raised concern among the Democratic Party’s populist base when she recently accepted an estimated $400,000 from Goldman Sachs for two speeches.
New Wall Street Overhaul Needed
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has gone from consumer advocate to freshman senator, has vocally criticized President Obama’s financial regulators for failing to enforce rules on Wall Street.
Hispanic’s Arrest Reignites Debate Over Arizona ‘Show Your Papers’ Immigration Law
Arizona police illegally detained 23-year-old Alejandro Valenzuela, who is in the country illegally but who has applied for tentative status to stay in the United States under President Obama’s nondeportation policies.
U.S. Gives Illegal Aliens $29 Million in Prescription Medicine
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spent $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 “unlawfully present” individuals that did not qualify for the benefit, according to an HHS Inspector General report.
Army Veteran Fights Deportation After Living Legally in U.S. for 50 Years
A U.S. army veteran who turned his life around after struggling with drug addiction is fighting his deportation, saying he should not have been expelled from the country last year for a minor criminal record after honorably serving his country and living here legally for more than 50 years.
The Money and Markets Team