gorts34

27 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Followers | @gorts34 | Keep up with gorts34 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “gorts34”

GOP govs take second Medicaid look

Republicans counting on a year of nonstop Obamacare-bashing may be in for an unwelcome surprise: more red-state governors ditching the political script to take a second look at the law’s huge expansion of Medicaid.<p>The party plans to make Obamacare and its early stumbles a central campaign issue in …

DOJ reaffirms birth control stance

The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most employers provide contraception in their health plans, even if a company’s owners have religious objections.<p>In arguments filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told the court that …

How 15 Designers Decorated Their Kids' Rooms

These spaces are fun and functional.<p>Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.

Exclusive: U.S. government urged to name CEO to run Obamacare market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the rocky rollout of Obamacare.<p>Supporters of the Affordable …

Israeli Cabinet Ministers Endorse Legislation To Annex Part Of West Bank

The move, pushed by far-right members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, could weigh on troubled U.S.-brokered peace negotiations several days before another visit to the region by Secretary of State John Kerry.<p>But centrist Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who also heads Israel's …

Israel

Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran's nuclear program if Congress adopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said.<p>The bill would direct Iran's nuclear agency to enrich uranium to 60%, close to the 90% needed for …

South Asia

Barrel bombs 'kill 517 in Aleppo since 15 December'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1038000/1038868_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534399782_b2ada45b049c980502483d7727e6257c<p><b>Barrels packed with explosives and dropped from Syrian aircraft have killed 517 people in the northern province of Aleppo since 15 December, activists</b> …

Middle East

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

Search continues for American missing for weeks in Slovenia<p>Heat wave across Europe<p>Investigators hope to find answers in Mexico plane crash<p>People …

Sexual Harassment

Beyond The Holidays: Radiant String Light Ideas That Sparkle All Year Long!

December is a month of joy, festivities and beautifully illuminated homes that greet you at every turn throughout the merry Holiday Season. Christmas …

9 Useful Tips To Organize Your Pantry

In not every house there’s a pantry but if you have one, it’s very comfy. Here are some tips for pantry organization.<br>1. Use a variety of different …

The 10 Accent Colors that Designers Love to Use Most

Designers divulge their favorites.<p>Ten designers divulge the hues they're partial to — and how they can make the design of a room sing. See their favorite colorful home accessories.

Bear Cubs

Dozens of Syrian rebels die in government ambush

<b>Dozens of Islamist rebels have been killed by a Syrian army ambush in a strategic area near the capital Damascus.</b><p>Activists and state media say the attack took place on Friday morning to the north of the town of Maaloula.<p>State media said the men were linked to the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra …

Three dead, 265 arrested, as Muslim Brotherhood protesters clash with police

Three people have been shot dead as police clashed with Islamist protesters across Egypt in an intensified crackdown after the Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist group<p>The Egyptian military-backed campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood intensified on Friday despite criticism from John …

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect White Paint

Interior designer Thomas Pheasant shares his secrets on how to choose the just-right white.<p>Photo: Durston Saylor<p>With associations that veer towards the pure and simple, it's incredible how complicated choosing white paint can be. When you step into the perfect white room, the space feels balanced. …

The 5 Biggest Workout Fueling Mistakes

Quick fixes for the most common nutritional errors athletes make<p>What you eat before, during, and after a workout is called “fuel” for a reason. Just like gas for a car, it gives your body the energy it needs to get through a tough sweat sesh or endurance event. And you’ll want to stick to the …

The Diet That Keeps Your Brain Buzzing

Colorful foods could keep your mind sharp. In a new French study, people who ate a diet rich in orange and green produce experienced less cognitive decline over 13 years than those who didn't.<p>Credit the link to carotenoids, the antioxidants that produce bright pigments in certain fruits and …

U.S. lays out steps to smooth Obamacare coverage in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration called on private health insurers on Thursday to make it easier for Americans to obtain coverage and access medical services starting January 1, even if technical troubles or other issues prevent timely enrollment in Obamacare plans.<p>A man looks over …

Biden, Japan PM Abe discuss East China Sea dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday discussed tensions with China in the East China Sea and stressed the importance of security cooperation between the United States, Japan and South Korea.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers his …

A Third of Healthcare.gov Enrollment Records Have Errors

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>About one third of enrollment records processed by Healthcare.gov have errors, according to two …

Obama To Push Health Care Website Relaunch In Tuesday Address

(Adds youth summit details, Republican comment)<p>By Mark Felsenthal<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will try to sell the American people on the relaunch of his troubled healthcare program on Tuesday in a bid to restore confidence in his signature domestic policy initiative and, …

Administration to release more data on ObamaCare site's progress

The Obama administration is expected to give a fuller picture Sunday of whether it met its self-imposed November 30 deadline to allow 50,000 people to access the federal healthcare exchange website simultaneously.<p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have scheduled a press conference …

Obama 'has nowhere to go but up' as deadline to fix healthcare website looms

Barack Obama said on Friday he has "nowhere to go but up", as healthcare travails drive his presidency to a nadir of popularity.<p>The president said he would bounce back and that Americans would eventually appreciate his Affordable Care Act, despite its troubled rollout. The reforms will face another …

Crucial Test Of Obamacare Exchanges Coming This Weekend

After Thanksgiving comes Black Friday. After Black Friday comes ... Obamacare Saturday?<p>Saturday is the deadline for President Barack Obama to make good on his vow that HealthCare.gov, the online portal to health insurance enrollment in more than 30 states, will be much improved by the end of …

GOP focuses on healthcare 'trainwreck' as Obama heralds successes

On Saturday, for the first time since 26 October, Barack Obama's weekly address acknowledged the continuing controversy over the rollout of his signature healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act.<p>In the Republican response, the Texas representative Michael Burgess, a doctor and health committee …

Paul Krugman: Expand Social Security!

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Chip East)</b><p>The New York Times columnist on why a looming retirement crisis demands an increase in Social Security benefits<p>Elias Isquith<p>November 22, 2013 2:45pm (UTC)<p>The tide may be turning against those who'd advocate cuts to Social Security — and Paul Krugman couldn't be …