On Friday, WikiLeaks published 20,000 internal emails taken from the Democratic National Committee. The one getting perhaps the most attention was a message from DNC CFO Brad Marshall, in which he appears to be looking to find someone to ask presidential candidate Bernie Sanders whether or not he believed in God. (Marshall denied that the email was in reference to Sanders.)
The industry has gained nearly 2 million jobs since the ACA was signed into law in March 2010. More people -- 15.5 million -- now work in health care than live in the state of Ohio. Employment in the health insurance industry, which had fallen since the recession, jumped nearly 9 percent from 2012 to 2013 as millions of Americans became newly insured. Based on job numbers, no sector is healthier than health care.
Health care leaders tell a simple story: That their industry helped cure America's economy, post-recession. It's already surpassed the manufacturing industry in terms of total jobs, and based on current hiring trends, health care will become the nation's largest industry by 2019, passing the entire retail sector. read more
Embattled biotech company Theranos says that federal regulators have revoked the license of its California blood-testing facility and banned founder Elizabeth Holmes from owning or operating a laboratory for two years.
House Democrats roughed up Sen. Bernie Sanders in a closed-door session Wednesday after he deflected questions about when he would formally back Hillary Clinton for president, with a group of members booing him at one point, according to three Democrats who attended the meeting.
Earlier this month, police in Collingswood, New Jersey, were called to the end-of-year party in a third grade class at William P. Tatem Elementary School. The reason? A nine-year-old boy said something about the brownies being served to the class, another student called the remark "racist" and the school phoned police. The boy's mother, Stacy dos Santos, said the remark was about snacks, not skin color. Police referred the incident to child protection officials. Dos Santos said, "He was intimidated, obviously. There was a police officer with a gun in the holster talking to my son, saying, 'Tell me what you said.' He didn't have anybody on his side. ... I don't want this to happen to another child."