SAC Capital’s Steven Cohen Attended Chris Christie Election Night Party

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_bdde7e3ee0.jpgAmanda Gordon/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- On Nov. 4, SAC Capital, the hedge fund run by billionaire Steven Cohen, agreed to pay the federal government the largest fine in the history of insider-trading cases, $1.2 billion. SAC also pleaded guilty to criminal insider-trading charges. That next evening, Election Night, Cohen attended New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s re-election victory party.

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Top Republican Says Secret Service Agent Put First Family at Risk

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_33b858f7b7.jpgShawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The actions of a Secret Service agent in a Washington hotel room earlier this year put the entire First Family at risk, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Thursday. “I think we deserve better, and certainly the President of the United States and his family deserve better,” Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told ABC News. “This is really unacceptable.”

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Coach Obama Turns to Sports to Explain Health Care ‘Fumble’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_675eb491b4.jpgThe White House (WASHINGTON) -- As he fielded questions about the troubled opening weeks of Obamacare during a tense, 50-minute press conference on Thursday, President Obama turned to a subject that he thinks resonates with the American people: Sports. “We fumbled the rollout on this health care law,” the president said bluntly, but added, “the game is not over.”

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GOP Piles on Alarming Health Care Figures

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_68647bb05c.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Reaction by Republicans Wednesday to the dismal number of the enrollees in the Affordable Care Act was swift and predictably brutal. With news from the administration that just over 106,000 Americans picked a health insurance plan, House Speaker John Boehner remarked, "It is a rolling calamity that must be scrapped." Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell commented that the numbers will be "cold comfort for the millions who've lost the coverage they liked and the millions more facing higher premiums."

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House Dems Demand Obama Take Action on Affordable Care Act

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_b60a87e197.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- In spite of White House assurances that problems with the HealthCare.gov website will soon be rectified, House Democrats want President Obama to immediately restore his promise that Americans who are happy with their health insurance plans can keep them. Democratic lawmakers reportedly had heated words Wednesday with senior administration officials about the disastrous rollout of the health care exchange, saying many of their constituents are unhappy after receiving cancellations of their current medical plans.

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