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U.S. Investigating Possible ISIS Chemical Weapon Use in Battle

bloomberg.com — The U.S. is investigating reports that Islamic State militants used chemical weapons in a battle with Kurdish fighters, a White House spokesman said. Kurdish officials said Thursday that Islamic State fighters attacked their forces, known as Peshmerga, near the town of Makhmour in northern Iraq, according to the Associated Press.

Hackers Stole Government Data on 25.7 Million People, U.S. Says

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Jul 09, 2015

OPM hackers got 21mm social security numbers, many times the number of federal employees. All dependents/retirees? bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 09, 2015

Keeps growing “@Phil_Mattingly: Here's @ToluseO's first take for @business on the growing OPM cyber attack disaster bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 09, 2015

If #Obama took #China's #OPM hack seriously, he'd start by firing head of OPM on behalf of 21 million victims bloom.bg/1dOTiYb

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With Obamacare Here to Stay, U.S. Wants to Tout Its Benefits

bloomberg.com — Obamacare looks like it's here to stay. Now the Obama administration plans to better explain to Americans why the law is good for them. After the Supreme Court declined to gut the law in a decision last week, there's an opportunity to build on gains in health coverage and also rectify some missteps in the Affordable Care Act's marketing, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the U.S.
Jul 02, 2015

Obamacare's here to stay (probably) so now the Obama administration will explain why it's good for you. By me: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

White House Confirms Second Possible Breach of Personnel Records

bloomberg.com — Hackers may have breached U.S. government personnel records more than once, accessing data on employee background investigations, the White House said on Friday. The breach was uncovered as authorities investigated the hacking of records on 4 million current and former federal workers maintained by the Office of Personnel Management, the government's human resources agency.

Obama to Send 450 Military Trainers to Iraq, White House Says

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Supreme Court Shouldn’t Have Taken Obamacare Lawsuit, Obama Says

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama said the Supreme Court probably shouldn't have accepted a lawsuit challenging Obamacare's health insurance subsidies, calling it an "easy case." "Frankly it probably shouldn't have even been taken up," Obama said today at a news conference at the Group of Seven summit in Germany. The suit, King v.

U.S. Railroad Regulators Order Safety Upgrades for Amtrak Routes

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Obama, Post-Presidency in Sight, Extends Brother’s Keeper Plan

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama is dropping the latest hint of what direction he will take after departing the White House by spearheading a new nonprofit organization to help minority boys and young men. Set to be unveiled on Monday during an event at Lehman College in the Bronx, My Brother's Keeper Alliance will extend the work of Obama's My Brother's Keeper project, created in 2014.
May 04, 2015

The My Brother's Keeper nonprofit POTUS will announce today has $80M in donation commitments and a celeb-packed board bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

May 04, 2015

RT @justinsink: The My Brother's Keeper nonprofit POTUS will announce today has $80M in donation commitments and a celeb-packed board bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

May 04, 2015

RT @justinsink: The My Brother's Keeper nonprofit POTUS will announce today has $80M in donation commitments and a celeb-packed board bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

May 04, 2015

RT @justinsink: The My Brother's Keeper nonprofit POTUS will announce today has $80M in donation commitments and a celeb-packed board bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

May 04, 2015

Obama can't seem to do much about income inequality in office. How about in retirement? By @justinsink + me: bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

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Assurant Cited Most by U.S. for Health Premium Increases

Apr 29, 2015

RT @aawayne: @EvanT80 @ZTracer They're not going out of business; they're exiting the health insurance sector. Deservedly. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 29, 2015

@EvanT80 @ZTracer They're not going out of business; they're exiting the health insurance sector. Deservedly. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Employers Can Pay Workers to Track Weight, Exercise, U.S. Says

bloomberg.com — U.S. employers can reward workers with as much 30 percent of the cost of their health insurance benefits in return for participation in programs to monitor weight, cholesterol and other "wellness" measures, the Obama administration said Thursday. Many employers already have such programs, though there has been debate over how far they can go.
Apr 16, 2015

WEIGH 'EM AND PAY 'EM, US TELLS EMPLOYERS: bloom.bg/1OHEhVY (wellness $$ programs get the okay)

Apr 16, 2015

RT @ArmstrongDrew: WEIGH 'EM AND PAY 'EM, US TELLS EMPLOYERS: bloom.bg/1OHEhVY (wellness $$ programs get the okay)

Apr 16, 2015

RT @ArmstrongDrew: WEIGH 'EM AND PAY 'EM, US TELLS EMPLOYERS: bloom.bg/1OHEhVY (wellness $$ programs get the okay)

Apr 16, 2015

What, you don't want your employer to put you on a scale and stick a needle in your arm? It'll cost you some money. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 16, 2015

RT @aawayne: What, you don't want your employer to put you on a scale and stick a needle in your arm? It'll cost you some money. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Aug 27, 2015

I'm sure the president will appreciate this advice from a dude who will never be president. bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @agreilingkeane: Obama Travels to New Orleans to Mark Progress After Katrina bloom.bg/1LCELy9 via @business

Aug 27, 2015

RT @agreilingkeane: Remember that time you met the president and slept through it? pic.twitter.com/EzR53Kg02F

Aug 27, 2015

Health insurers in Florida wanted modest rate increases. #Florida ordered larger hikes. By @ZTracer bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Aug 26, 2015

@ojdickinson it's nice to have a name! Is he gonna be Alek or Alec or Alex or what?


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