- ‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in terror-ravaged Lebanon
- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
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The number was set up by the Department of Health and Human Services, which has offered no acknowledgment or comment so far. First spotted by the sharp-eyed Washington Free Beacon writer Lachlan Markay, the revelation quickly circulated from one gleeful news organization to the next, including the Drudge Report, BuzzFeed, the Daily Caller, Hot Air and The Blaze.
“The Obamacare hotline number sums up Obama’s message to the U.S.,” declared BizPac Review, a Florida-based news site.
It doesn’t much help to learn that some public outreach for Obamacare consumers includes the promise of a free smartphone. The Nashville Business Journal reports that Community Health Alliance, the Obamacare health insurance co-op in Tennessee, is using the allure of an LG Lucid 2 4G smartphone, a phone plan and tech support, “included as a cost of their health plan benefits.”
The phone plan includes unlimited talk, unlimited texting and 1.2GB of data.
POLL DU JOUR
• 56 percent of Americans say it would be a “bad thing” if the nation’s debt ceiling is not raised; 40 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of Democrats agree.
• 38 percent overall say that it would be a “good thing” if the debt ceiling is not raised; 52 percent of Republicans and 18 percent of Democrats agree.
• 52 percent would blame Republicans in Congress if the debt ceiling is not raised; 30 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of Democrats agree.
• 31 percent would blame President Obama if the ceiling is not raised; 57 percent of Republicans and 12 percent of Democrats agree.
• 51 percent say raising the debt ceiling is more important for Congress to do that delaying certain provisions in Obamacare; 31 percent of Republicans and 71 percent of Democrats agree.
• 43 percent overall say delaying the provisions is more important; 61 percent of Republicans and 22 percent of Democrats agree.
Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 8.03 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 27 to 29.
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