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 security and freedom, immigration and more!
D.C. Exchange Plans Cover Elective Abortion but Not Hearing Aids
Multiple individual plans available on the D.C. health-insurance exchange specifically cover elective abortion but not hearing aids, routine foot care and routine eye care.
Obama Drops God From Thanksgiving Address for Fourth Straight Year
Obama’s address excludes mention of the person Americans traditionally give thanks to on Thanksgiving — God. In so doing, the president “has ignored the central message of the holiday.”
First Lady Rallies on Obamacare: ‘There But for the Grace of God Go I’
The president has dispatched first lady Michelle Obama to rally Democrats around his beleaguered Obamacare, which she has boiled down to one religious phrase: “There but for the grace of God go I.”
WellPoint CEO Stops Advertising, Says Obamacare Sign-Ups Still ‘Anemic’
The HealthCare.gov website is so problem-plagued that WellPoint, the nation’s second-largest insurer, is backing away from advertising its new health-care offerings, its CEO said.
Healthcare.gov ‘May Already Have Been Compromised,’ Security Expert Says
He based this on an analysis revealing a large number of SQL injection attacks against the healthcare.gov website, which are indicative of “a large amount” of hacking attempts.
Examples of Troubling ‘Knockout’ Game Popping Up All Over
Just last week, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported on a disturbing series of attack on Jews in Brooklyn. Now we’re find out New York City is not alone.
DHS Still Hasn’t Fired Black Supremacist Who Called for Mass Murder of Whites
Almost four months after he was unmasked as a militant black nationalist who called for murdering “Uncle Tom race traitors,” Ayo Kimathi is still employed.
Report Documents a Rise in Fatal Shootings by New York Police
In 2012, city police officers shot and killed 16 people, an increase from nine in 2011 and the highest number seen during the Bloomberg administration.
North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Were Asked for Saliva, Blood
Samples were used in a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.
Navy Warns: Acoustic Hackers Could Halt Fleets
Exploiting and remotely shutting down a Navy ship’s software “gives you a nonlethal warfare capacity at sea,” Peter Singer, a Brookings Institution national security analyst, said at the Defense One Summit.
Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Captured at Southern Arizona Military Post
Fort Huachuca is home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. It’s also the site of hundreds of apprehensions of illegal immigrants each year.
Illegal Immigrants Block Atlanta Office to Halt Deportations
Illegal immigrants blockaded a federal office that handles deportations in Atlanta on Tuesday morning, and later in the day others in Chicago chained themselves to the wheels of a bus they said was headed to the airport on a deportation run.
Illegal Alien Was on ‘Supervised Release’ When He Killed Border Patrol Agent
The death of Border Patrol Agent Rosas has highlighted a number of recent issues facing the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol, who face constant threats from left-of-center efforts to prevent them from defending themselves.
‘Catch An Illegal Immigrant’ Game Planned for University of Texas
Lorenzo Garcia and his chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas are under fire for a controversial “catch an illegal immigrant game,” which calls for students to apprehend people wearing “illegal immigrant” labels in exchange for $25 gift cards.
Immigration Back on the Front Burner for Obama; Raises Eyebrows With DHS Pick
“There doesn’t seem to be any indication that he has any experience at all in immigration,” said Rosemary Jenks, chief lobbyist for NumbersUSA, which advocates for stricter immigration limits.
The Money and Markets Team