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  • Glitch or Censorship? Connecticut school blames software for selective blocking conservative sites.

    07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2014 6:12 PM | Spencer Case
    Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions — even though evidence suggests human culpability. On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible. Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on...
  • Obamacare website fix will cost feds $121 million

    04/29/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Fixing the Obamacare website and improving it so it’s ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million, according to Accenture, the contractor hired to repair the glitchy website after the original contractor, CGI Federal, was fired. That cost is roughly $30 million more than initially projected, underscoring the price of trying to keep President Obama’s signature domestic law on track. The price is also about $30 million more than the reported value of CGI’s initial Obamacare contract, signed in 2011. Accenture announced the deal in a press release on its website, saying the...
  • Report: Users of White Power Website Have Committed Nearly 100 Murders

    04/17/2014 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/17/14 | Lisa Riordan Seville
    Registered users of the Internet’s largest white supremacist forum – dubbed “a magnet for the deadly and deranged” -- have carried out nearly 100 murders in the past five years, a group that tracks “hate groups” reported Thursday. The report by the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center found users of Stormfront.org, which advocates “white power,” have been disproportionately responsible for some of the most deadly hate crimes and mass killings since the site’s founding in 1995. “Stormfront is the murder capital of the racist Internet,” said Heidi Beirich, report author and Intelligence Project director. “It has been a magnet for...
  • Banned in the British Library: You can check out Hamas’s websites, but not the Middle East Forum’s

    04/08/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    A number of prominent counter-jihadis, such as Geert Wilders, have the distinction of being banned from entry into the United Kingdom — and, now, Her Majesty’s Government, in its wisdom, appears to have banned on some public computers two websites connected to me. It’s not quite the same, admittedly, and I am working to get this ban removed, but I also wear it as a perverse badge of honor given that government’s shameful record vis-ŕ-vis Islamism. Say you’re in the British Library, the national depository library and a government institution, roughly equivalent to the Library of Congress in the...
  • California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee

    04/07/2014 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 4/07/14
    The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases. The Senate removed pictures, video clips and legislative archives over the weekend involving Democratic Sens. Rod Wright of Los Angeles, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee of San Francisco. All that remains on the websites is information about their Senate districts. The three men have lost the rights and privileges of a senator, which include having a Senate-maintained website, said Mark Hedlund, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
  • Obamacare Website Down as Deadline Arrives

    03/31/2014 5:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    NBC News ^ | 03/31/2014
    Thundering ruling shakes country, Judge also convicts former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, former Bank Hapoalim Chairman Dan Dankner, Olmert's former chief-of-staff Shula Zaken and 10 out of 13 individual defendants.
  • Looking for PC program that creates websites

    03/27/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT · by George from New England · 43 replies
    I have found myself losing business left and right because of the evolution of the internet. I am looking for a simple program that will import an existing webpage, allow the user to edit and change components and then publish the modified page back to the web. I am willing to pay for something that is proven and can be trusted. All the different platforms and their different video and audio codecs are driving me out of business. I constantly get contact emails saying they cannot see my video and yet it works for me in Chrome and Firefox. I...
  • Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

    03/14/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14 2014 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said. "A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.
  • Republican Party Launches Website to Keep Track of Mary Burke's Changing Resume

    03/11/2014 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    rightwisconsin.com ^ | 3/11/14 | RightWisconsin
    After another revision to Mary Burke's resume, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is out with MaryBurkeResume.com to help voters keep the changes straight. RPW's site provides two resumes, one full of red mark-ups that include the various changes and discrepancies in Mary Burke's own account, and a second one that includes just bare-bones details. The RPW resume is quite creative, and gets to the heart of a candidate struggling to define herself. It shows Burke crossing out connections to Gov. Jim Doyle, it emphasizes her year-long snowboarding sabbatical and tenure as president of a country club, and takes a sledgehammer...
  • Oregon (RAT) Senators Call for Probe of Failed Health Care Website

    03/04/2014 3:24:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/04/14
    Oregon’s two Democratic Senators have joined congressional Republicans calling for a federal audit of the defective Oregon health care exchange website. The Oregonian reports: Oregon’s two U.S. Senators, Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, have joined a call by congressional Republicans for a federal audit of the Oregon’s exchange. Thanks to technical problems, Oregon’s is the last exchange in the country that doesn’t allow the public to self-enroll.
  • Boston Globe: 'Massachusetts. may give up on still-failing health website'

    03/01/2014 6:57:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2014 | Peter Wilson
    Following the passage of  RomneyCare in 2006, the state of Massachusetts set up a prototype of the Obama health care exchanges called the Massachusetts Health Connector. It was a simple website that listed plans offered by various health insurers and it seemed to work fairly well. Although I did not support RomneyCare, I hoped that by getting ahead of the healthcare.gov train wreck, Massachusetts residents would be unaffected by the destructive Obamacare rollout.It turns out I was very wrong. The Boston Globe reports this week: The [Health Connector] website, created under Massachusetts’ 2006 landmark health insurance law, worked well for...
  • Robertson (D NY-23) Will Not Hire Cyber-Security Firm to Investigate Hacking Claims

    02/08/2014 8:44:44 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    WETM TV ^ | 02/08/14 | Ben Amey
    A local congressional candidate now says she will not be hiring a cyber-security firm to look into claims that someone hacked her campaign’s website. The situation started in September, 2013, when Democrat Martha Robertson’s campaign sent an e-mail out to supporters claiming “GOP ops” were trying to hack their website. In early October, the Robertson campaign backed off the “GOP ops” claim during an interview with WETM, but presented evidence showing there were multiple “SQL injection” attacks made on the website. And during an interview with the political site Roll Call, Robertson state the campaign was looking into hiring a...
  • Man’s personal info stolen after using Obamacare website

    02/05/2014 10:51:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Captitol City Project ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Joe Schoffstall
    A Virginia man’s personal information has been stolen after he signed up for Obamacare on the healthcare.gov website. Now, he’s questioning if the website is the reason why. “There’s a possibility someone got my personal information from your website,” Virginia Beach resident Rich Guillory said in a video shot by WVEC-VA while speaking on the phone. “They knew my name and they had my number” — along with his address and social security number as well. he day after he signed up on the website, he got a call from someone claiming they could help him with finding health insurance....
  • Spanish-language Obamacare website is written in 'Spanglish'

    01/13/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    "..............The AP says the translations on so poor that many users feel they were computer-generated. The name of the site, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, can be litterally read as “for the caution of health.” One health navigator who works in Miami told the wire service that, if anything, the site is written in “Spanglish.”....
  • NY Common Core Website Directs Kids To Lewd Sex Survey Site: “Are You a Slut?

    01/12/2014 8:00:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/12/14 | Rachel Pulaski
    WARNING: Warning: this article contains sexually explicit material. A New York mother of a kindergarten student discovered links to lewd material on the New York State Education Department “Engage NY” Common Core website. The site offers a link to help young students prep for tests and quizzes, when she clicked on the link she was directed to a sex survey website. The link was active on the NYSED website since October 2012. via Bretibart: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) site contained a section called “Make test prep fun,” which directed students to a site with quizzes that help...
  • Obamacare website failure: 18K West Virginians forced to re-enroll

    01/03/2014 4:46:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/03/13 | Douglas Ernst
    Thousands of West Virginians who thought they had signed up for Obamacare will have to re-enroll because of glitches in the system. Due to problems with the federal exchange’s ability to transfer data to and from the state, approximately 18,000 people will have repeat the process, the Charleston Gazette reported. “This really is a national problem,” Jeremiah Samples, assistant secretary for the state Department of Health and Human Resources, told the Gazette.
  • Even the president can´t use the Obamacare website! Obama ´symbolically´ enrolls but has to send

    12/23/2013 3:33:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/13 | David Martosko
    Unlike millions of ordinary Americans, the President of the United States didn´t have to test his patience with an error-prone website or spend hours on the phone with a volunteer ´navigator´ in order to sign up for new health insurance. A White House official confirmed Monday that Barack Obama simply dispatched his aides to the Washington, D.C. insurance exchange´s office, where they filed his papers in person--while Obama himself luxuriated in his annual Hawaiian vacation with his family. ´His situation is unique,´ the official insisted. ´The president couldn´t have used the DC exchange´s website because the databases these sites use
  • Obamacare: Administration Grants More “Hardship” Exemptions

    12/20/2013 1:19:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    This week the Obama Administration granted yet another exemption from compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Using the “hardship clause” of the Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ruled that “those whose previous insurance was canceled and who are unable to buy qualifying policies may buy substandard policies for the next year.” Sebelius admitted that “it's a bit ironic that our effort to push everyone into quality insurance plans has actually resulted in fewer people having health insurance than before the Affordable Care Act took effect. Among the more obedient segment of the population, the failures of the...
  • Fail: Mary Landrieu Has Exact Same Issues Page As Michelle Nunn (website glitch)

    12/13/2013 5:16:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/13/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Senate campaign website “issues” page appears to have been copied directly from Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn’s website “ideas” page BuzzFeed has found.
  • Sebelius asks for investigation of ObamaCare rollout

    12/11/2013 7:04:20 AM PST · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 11, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Time probably did not intend its article as satire. According to Swampland.time.com, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post early Wednesday that she is asking the department’s inspector general to investigate the contracting process, management and performance and payment issues that may have contributed to the flawed launch.[Emphasis added.]The announcement comes as Sebelius heads to Capitol Hill for another round of grilling before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A thorough investigation is needed and that takes lots of time. To that end, the Impartial Departmental Inspector General (I*DIG) should seek advice from all relevant Inspectors General on...
  • Sebelius demands website investigation

    12/11/2013 4:58:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has asked the department’s inspector general to investigate the development of HealthCare.gov. “I am asking the Inspector General [Dan Levinson] to review the acquisition process, overall program management, and contractor performance and payment issues related to the development and management of the HealthCare.gov website,” Sebelius wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Sebelius said she also asked Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to create a position for a CMS chief risk officer. The person would work to mitigate risk in CMS programs. In addition, HHS will update...
  • Dems: Fixes not enough on O-Care

    12/11/2013 4:20:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats facing tough reelections say President Obama has not done enough to fix the botched rollout of his healthcare law and are vowing to repair it themselves. The Senate Democratic leadership is not on board with lawmaker plans to begin rewriting ObamaCare and have urged for more time to assess the changes made by Obama and his team, lawmakers say. Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Mark Udall (Colo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) are discussing a multi-faceted plan to rework parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Landrieu, Shaheen and Udall face reelection next year. “The [ObamaCare...
  • PR firms cash in on health rollout woes [Good Bad Example!]

    12/09/2013 12:21:02 PM PST · by SES1066 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/9/13 | Hadas Gold
    It may have been a debacle, but there is one upside to the glitch-plagued rollout of the health care website: It’s become a powerful case study for crisis management consultants and their clients of what not to do.
  • Capitol Hill Feels Pains of Obamacare Sign-Up Troubles - now it's personal

    12/07/2013 1:41:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 6, 2013 | Niels Lesniewski and Hannah Hess
    Members of Congress who have gone along with the idea that they should get insurance through Obamacare’s system of exchanges are getting a stronger dose of medicine than they bargained for. Most of the national attention has focused on the trouble with the federal HealthCare.gov portal, but for members and staff, glitches with DC Health Link are personal. Dec. 9 is the deadline for employees moving from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to the new health insurance exchange to make coverage choices for 2014. However, an email sent to staffers Friday said that those who can prove they tried...
  • Obamacare Fixes Hide a Big Mess on the Back End (Pelosi knew)

    12/06/2013 2:44:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 12/06/13 | David Francis
    **SNIP** “You could get a bad plan or incorrect plan, a plan other than the plan you picked, a plan where the premium was wrong,” said Tim Jost, a professor of law at Washington and Lee University. “You could end up with a plan that didn’t cover all the members of your family.” The Obama administration has repeatedly refused to say how many problems related to 834s still exist. But according to Bob Laszewski, the 834s problem is endemic of a broken backend at the federal exchange. The administration may have fixed many of the problems that the public encounters...
  • Drudge Website Refers to Jerusalem Temple Mount as "Holy Muslim Temple Mount"

    12/03/2013 8:38:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Drudge ^ | 12/13/13 | Nachum
      Tally of Banks Sinks to Record Low... Small Lenders Having Hardest Time With NEW RULES...GUARDIAN: We Have Published 1% of Snowden Leak...Obamacare widens GOP territory in battle for Senate... Doctors rush in... Paul Ryan plays in primary... Scott Brown drafted to run in NH...Momentum Rising In Israel To Let Jews Pray At Holy Muslim Temple Mount...
  • New Obamacare website ´fix´ CRASHES just as White House boasts of its success

    12/02/2013 4:55:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/2/13 | David Martosko
    The flagship Obamacare website continued to spout error messages on Monday, hobbling a new fix that the White House bragged would avoid system crashes caused by too much Web traffic. Frustrated with news reports about crashes, delays and other online failures, the Obama administration´s ´tech surge´ team put in place an email-driven ´queuing system´ similar to the overdraft feature available with some checking accounts. [Snip] ´Can´t wait?´ the message reads. ´Leave your email with us, and we´ll send you a one-time message when HealthCare.gov is ready for you to return.´ This page, too, was prone to crash on Monday, at
  • A screenshot of the next Obamacare website fix unveiled

    12/02/2013 11:54:16 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-2-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This is what I envision would be the true realization of "mission accomplished" on a fix.Screenshot is kind of misleading since it looks like this would be the whole shebang. 
  • Obamacare website ‘fixed,’ but label of failure sticks; more bumps expected, lawmakers are wary

    12/02/2013 4:03:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Skeptical Republicans and hopeful Democrats alike brushed aside the glowing report card on repairs to HealthCare.gov issued by the Obama administration Sunday, with lawmakers on both sides acknowledging the president’s team has tougher work ahead. The Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday that it met the Dec. 1 deadline imposed by President Obama to fix major glitches plaguing HealthCare.gov. since the website’s nationwide debut two months ago. ... But lawmakers — even Democrats — were wary. “Clearly, the rollout has been a disaster, and it’s still a work in progress,” former Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, said on...
  • Sebelius recommends using ObamaCare site during 'off-peak hours'

    12/02/2013 3:05:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2013
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has touted "dramatic" improvement in the functionality of the federal health exchange website since its flawed rollout October 1, but has also admitted that the site would not work smoothly for everyone, and even advises potential customers to use the site during "off-peak hours." [Snip] Later in the piece, Sebelius tells those Americans who have had issues with the site to "please do not give up. There is help available," before giving the number for the site's call center. The secretary also advises browsers to visit the site in the morning, in...
  • As Obamacare website relaunches, there's reason to hope (Husseincare 21.2 pimped in black churches)

    12/01/2013 5:16:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/01/13 | Michael Hiltzik
    **SNIP** Some of the vacuum in support and implementation of the act has been filled by community groups. "The glitches have not prohibited one ounce of enrollment in the African American community," says Barbara Williams-Skinner, co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network, which says it has reached out to 5,000 pastors across the country to promote enrollment under the act. Williams-Skinner says the network has focused its efforts on 13 states with the largest share of the 7 million African Americans without health insurance. For many in that demographic, problems with computer enrollments haven't been very relevant. "Many in...
  • This revamped HealthCare.gov homepage is hilarious [Photoshop]

    11/30/2013 9:02:18 PM PST · by absentee · 13 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/30/13 | Twitchy Staff
    Today is the administration’s self-imposed deadline to roll out a properly functioning HealthCare.gov website. Is the site now free of those “glitches” that kept so many from being able to sign up? Now that poor HealthCare.gov Splash Page Stock Photo Girl has long gone missing, here is the perfect replacement model.
  • Healthcare website enters critical phase, unclear if fixes are enough (Husseincare 21.2)

    11/30/2013 5:09:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    **SNIP** In Pennsylvania, Ted Trevorrow described errors that he said show problems deep inside HealthCare.gov. Trevorrow, who works for a nonprofit group called Resources for Human Development, tried to help a man on Saturday who has created two applications because of technical snafus - one by phone, and one online - and cannot access either of them. "He ran into some sort of technical glitch, and now it will require the intervention of a programmer," Trevorrow said. Another client hit an inexplicable wall in the subsidy eligibility process. "The system just stopped and wouldn't go any further," said Trevorrow. "It...
  • Obamacare Website Builder Manages 25% of Section 8 Housing

    11/27/2013 5:00:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/13 | Wynton Hall
    The Canadian-based company principally responsible for building the busted Obamacare website also bags $50 million a year managing the technology governing payments for over 25% of America's Section 8 low-income apartments and houses. According to a Newsweek investigation, CGI Federal, which stands for Conseiller en Gestion et Informatique, has a stock market value of $11.6 billion. "American taxpayers are among the main drivers of earnings at CGI," states the Newsweek report. CGI Federal Senior Vice President Toni Townes-Whitley was a Princeton University classmate of First Lady Michelle Obama and donated to President Barack Obama's reelection campaign and the Obama Victory...
  • Is Obama Stupid or Distracted?

    11/22/2013 6:55:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    President Obama's assertion that “I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity a week before the Web site opens if I thought that it wasn’t going to work” was called into doubt when it was revealed that he and top aides, including Kathleen Sebelius, were briefed on the website's deficiencies last March. “The notion that this implies that the President might be stupid is out-of-context and unfair,” Press Secretary Jay Carney contended. “As everyone well knows, the President is an avid basketball fan. The briefing everyone is...
  • Emails shed light on serious problems with ObamaCare website before launch

    11/22/2013 2:05:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2013
    Newly released emails between top Obama administration tech officials are shedding more light on the severity of the concerns that were raised before the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare website, with one official saying “the results are not good” just days before the Oct. 1 launch. The emails from Sept. 26-30, which were discovered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of its investigation into the troubled Healthcare.gov, highlight troubling results as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials ran tests on the site. In a Sept. 26 email to top CMS officials including HealthCare.gov project manager...
  • The Obamacare Website is Dangerous

    11/20/2013 2:48:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Ben in Westchester County in New York. I'm glad you called, sir. Thank you for your patience. Hello. CALLER: Rush, I've been calling you since I was a young man. Now I'm a senior citizen. RUSH: (laughing) CALLER: Honestly, it's a great pleasure to be able to speak to you finally. RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. CALLER: I have a couple things, couple of comments I'd like to make about Obamacare. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: One, I think that it should be broadcast that nobody in America that's got so much as a Social Security...
  • Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site

    11/19/2013 4:37:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/13 | Jim Finkle, Alina Selyukh
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday. The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama's healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort.
  • Todd: 'Lazy Media' Was Ready To Jump On Obamacare Website Failure To Meet 11/30 Deadline

    11/18/2013 6:44:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. If the Obama administration fails to keep its promise that the Obamacare website would be fixed by November 30th, how would you describe the press that reported that fact? A. "Lazy media." If you're NBC political director Chuck Todd, that is. On today's Morning Joe, Todd said the White House was smart to lower the bar about the website by saying only 80% of people would be able to use it by November 30th. Had they not done so, said Todd, the "lazy media" would have jumped on the failed promise, waving "the hourglass." View the video here.
  • (Exempt) Obama, Staff Still Don't Know Why Rollout Failed

    11/17/2013 7:45:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/16/13 | Andrea Billups
    **SNIP** The lack of credible responsibility continues to stagger as Democrats in Congress, which the president has repeatedly misread, pull away from him in fear of hot constituent backlash and looming 2014 midterm elections. But many inside the Beltway and elsewhere seem shocked as Americans must deal with the ramifications of a health policy that its own government created, but now can't manage. It's no longer Republicans who are using the word "lied" when referring to the president's healthcare debacle. "Had I been informed (about the healthcare.gov website), I wouldn't be going out saying, 'Boy, this is going to be...
  • So, How are those website fixes coming, guys?

    11/16/2013 10:40:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2013 | Rick Moran
    I don't envy the army of geeks who are engaged in trying to salvage something from the healthcare.gov debacle. They've been at it for six weeks with still no clear prospects of when the site might be usuable - even barely. Jeff Zients, the Obama administration's point man riding herd on the army of techies who are frantically working to repair the glitches that are constantly showing up, says they've established some priorities; a top 50 list of the most important fixes for the website. Of course, that doesn't include more dozens of minor issues that need to be addressed....
  • Obamacare Website Hit by 16 Cyber Attacks

    11/16/2013 5:28:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politix ^ | 11/16/13 | Mary Noble
    Since the troubled Healthcare.gov website launched it's been hit by 16 cyber-attacks, according to the Department of Homeland security. The website has also received a handful of hacking attempts, none of which was successful. The numbers are actually very small, relatively speaking. Government websites are constantly on the receiving end of attempted cyber attacks.
  • HealthCare.gov: Let's chat about the "Create Account" user experience.

    11/13/2013 4:44:27 PM PST · by qwertyz · 6 replies
    healthcare.gov ^ | 11/13/2013 | Vanity
    [7:18:26 pm]: Thanks for contacting Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat. Please wait while we connect you to someone who can help. [7:18:33 pm]: Please be patient while we're helping other people. [7:18:42 pm]: Welcome! You're now connected to Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat. Thanks for contacting us. My name is Roberto. To protect your privacy, please don't provide any personal information, like Social Security Number, or any other sensitive medical or personal information. [7:18:50 pm]: CALLER nothing happens when i try to create account[7:19:21 pm]: Roberto Thank you. One moment please while I look that up. [7:20:29 pm]: CALLER still...
  • Live Thread: Congress Receives Update on Healthcare.gov Rollout (Obamacare)

    11/13/2013 6:32:28 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 76 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | November 13, 2013 | C-span
    Cmte. Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) holds another in a series of hearings on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rollout of the government's healthcare website. The administration says the website will be fixed by the end of November.
  • New Obamacare sign-up effort aligns with expected website fix

    11/12/2013 5:23:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/12/13 | Lewis Krauskopf - Reuters
    (Reuters) - A new push to sign up Americans for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law will begin in December, when the government's faulty enrollment website is expected to work better, an advocacy group leading the campaign said on Tuesday. Technical problems with the HealthCare.Gov website since it opened October 1 has hindered enrollment and undercut momentum for organizations such as Enroll America, which has led efforts to explain benefits to consumers in 10 states, including Florida, Texas and Ohio. The Obama administration is racing to fix the website by November 30 so that people who want benefits to...
  • Early numbers show 3% enrollment in Obamacare among 12 exchanges

    11/11/2013 1:54:11 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 21 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Monday November 11, 2013 | Russ Britt
    If you’re expecting a low number of enrollees when the Department of Health and Human Services announces its first round of Obamacare registrant figures this week, here’s a sneak peek into what to expect. Health-care consultant Avalere Health reported Monday that 3% of the expected 2014 enrollment figure was met as of last week, or 49,100 registrants out of 1.4 million, for 12 of the 15 exchanges available in 14 states and the District of Columbia. No figures were available for California, Massachusetts and Oregon and aren’t included in the totals. Also not included are figures from HealthCare.gov, the troubled...
  • 4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working Obamacare Website

    11/10/2013 3:30:55 PM PST · by madhatter10 · 13 replies
    CamHarris.us ^ | Cam Harris
    From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect to the morning that the federal healthcare exchange went live, 1288 days passed. 3 years, 6 months, and 8 days. In all that time, our federal government could not construct a website that actually worked, and we are still waiting for a final product. Here are 4 things the United States government accomplished in less time than it has taken to build a working website: (Number 2 is pretty amazing) http://www.camharris.us/2013/11/4-things-the-us-government-accomplished-in-less-time-than-it-took-to-build-a-working-obamacare-website/
  • U.S. fought WWII quicker than launching healthcare website

    11/09/2013 9:47:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11-9-2013 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    November 9, 2013 U.S. fought WWII quicker than launching healthcare website by Kaitlyn Schallhorn Apparently the United States can fight a world war in less time than it can put together a successful website.In an email to Fox News’ Bret Baier, a man identified as Bill from Kentucky certainly took less than three years to put the entire Obamacare fiasco into perspective. Bill compared the time it took to launch healthcare.gov to the United States’ entire involvement in World War II. “Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days. December...
  • Where does Obama go from here? (Can't get away from the Husseincare failure)

    11/09/2013 5:48:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/13 | Elise Viebeck
    President Obama and his team are embarking on a shift in message just days before facing an even bigger onslaught of ObamaCare criticism. Obama apologized Thursday night to Americans who are losing their health plans in spite of his promise that, if they liked their coverage, they could keep it. The comment represented a major shift in tone for an administration that has been in crisis mode since last month, when the rollout of HealthCare.gov was deemed a serious failure. Now, the White House is heading into a week that's guaranteed to test its new messaging approach. The question is...
  • ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was “sorry” that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president can’t address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...