Note: There is talk President Obama will hold a press conference today, kind of an end of the year wrap up before he leaves for Hawaii. I’ll keep you posted. 9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:30 am || Meets with senior advisors 6:45 pm || Departs for Honolulu, Hawaii All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 2:00 pm
Mark Obama Ndesandjo, President Barack Obama’s half brother, is publishing an autobiography he says “corrects” factual errors in the president’s 1995 memoir, Dreams from my Father,” and details abuse meted out by their father to Ndesandjo’s mother. According to the Associated Press, the new book recounts several encounters Ndesandjo had with Obama that have led to a frosty relationship. The book recounts Ndesandjo’s first encounter with Obama,
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Secretary of State John Kerry took time off from appeasing Iran to cave in to Indian officials outraged that one of their diplomats in the United States, a woman named Devyani Khobragade, was arrested for abusing an employee, who is also Indian. And also that she was treated like . . . someone who had been arrested. The woman stands accused in New York of underpaying and
Wow. A New York Times poll released today says that the uninsured dislike Obamacare even more than the insured do. In other news, kids under six were found less likely to believe in Santa than their parents. From the New York Times piece: Fifty-three percent of the uninsured disapprove of the law, the poll found, compared with 51 percent of those who have health coverage.
WH panel urges major limits on NSA . . . Washington Post Michelle joins Obamacare rescue effort . . . Politico Reid: Obama greedy with credit for fixes . . . The Hill Insurers extend payment deadline . . . McClatchy Sharpton bags Michelle interview . . . Politico Poll: Two thirds say Obama not tough on Iran . . . Fox News Senate Dems defy Obama