Best of The Week

March 28, 2014 - 12:45 PM

A look at the stories that have made the CNSNews.com Best of The Week.

ObamaCare Changes Again

After repeatedly insisting that they would honor ObamaCare's March 31 open enrollment deadline, the Obama administration is now giving Americans an extra two weeks to complete the sign-up process.

“What the hell is this, a joke?” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said during a pres conference this week.

The Health and Human Services Department now says that people who have started the process of applying for ObamaCare by March 31 – the end of the open enrollment period – will have an additional two weeks to finish the job.

"I mean, isn't it a wonderful world? The administration gets to have it any way they want it have it," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.

"And I feel sorry, honestly, from the people who are trying to be administrators of ObamaCare. How in the world do they know what to comply with? Do you either follow the law as it's written or are you responsible for watching Jay Carney's press conference to figure out what the law is?"

Reid On Insignificance of ObamaCare

As he outlined the Democrats' "agenda for the middle class" on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told a news conference that the Democrats' priorities "reflect the priorities of the middle class," including "fairness and opportunity for all." But what about ObamaCare?

"So ObamaCare -- if you do a poll of anyone, that's dropped way down in significance," Reid said.

March Mandate Madness

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday focusing on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion protected under the First Amendment.

Outside ObamaCare supporters were asked how they feel about the Hobby Lobby case.  MRCTV got some very interesting remarks from protestors who support the government mandate.

Universal Daycare

Many Democrats in support of the presidents “Preschool For All” initiative have been pushing for universal daycare.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says the cost of childcare is so great that in parts of Connecticut, the fourth wealthiest state in the nation, “it is simply unobtainable for families without significant discount or public support.”

Going ‘Ape’ On Relations With Afghanistan

Donald Rumsfeld, who served as U.S. Defense Secretary under President George W. Bush, blames poor diplomacy by the Obama administration for the current strained relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Rumsfeld pointed to the fact that the Obama administration has failed to get Karzai to sign an agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014, when combat ends.

The U.S. has status of forces agreements with more than a hundred countries, Rumsfeld told Fox news. "A trained ape can get a status of forces agreement," he said. "It does not take a genius. And we have so mismanaged that relationship."

Name A U.S. Senator

MRCTV's Dan Joseph went to American University to give the student body a little general knowledge quiz.

When asked if they could name a single U.S. senator, most students blanked.

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