Marcelas Owens was 11 years old when he first stepped into the spotlight. " missed so much work that she lost her job. And along with her job, she lost her health care. And losing her health care ended up costing her her life," he said in 2010 addressing Democratic Senate leadership at a press conference. "And I wanted to finish her fight for healthcare," he declared.
Later that month a victorious Marcelas watched on as the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law. read more
Tuesday was a big day in the political world: The government officially shut down for the first time in 17 years and Obamacare implementation began with the opening of insurance exchanges. While the bickering continued in Congress, 800,000 government employees were furloughed, nearly 9 million low-income women and children saw their benefits threatened, and Republicans tried to downplay the shutdown's effects. read more
For 770 preschool-aged children in eastern Alabama, school is out indefinitely. Thanks to the government shutdown which began Tuesday morning, Cheaha Regional Head Start (CRHS) has had to close all 16 of its locations, furlough its 240 employees without pay, and tell parents to keep all of the program's students at home.
"There's nothing that we can do, and there's no way to head it off," said CRHS director Dora Jones. "It all depends on them passing this budget." read more
1. McDonald's has a new product and it looks like ehm ...
2. American stars have Russian doppelgangers.
3. Lots of creative ways to commemorate the end of Breaking Bad:
(a) Breaking Bad characters as wholesome comics we all love.
(b) Ann Coulter and Rosie O'Donnell show their love
(c) Breaking Bad doesn't have to end. It can be reborn.