Tag: Barack Obama

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Visits RGV

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton arrived to the Rio Grande Valley for a campaign fundraiser this evening. The democratic frontrunner didn’t make a public appearance but was hosted by valley businessman Alonzo Cantu while her campaign director met with local, state and national officials in Edinburg. Tickets to the fundraiser were priced at $2,700. Clinton last came to the valley in 2008 when was seeking the nomination against Barack...

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Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative. In Louisiana, wait times for callers lasted up to two hours. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee received nearly 1,900 calls by midday compared with about 800 the previous Monday. And in California, where enrollments surged toward the Obama administration’s original projection of 1.3 million, the deadline day volume forced the state exchange to switch off a key function on...

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Deadline extended for health insurance sign-up

CHICAGO (AP) — The deadline to sign up for insurance on the government’s health care website arrived Tuesday, a day later than expected after the Obama administration granted those waiting until the last minute — or those tripped up by the site’s glitches — an extra day to enroll. The one-day grace period was the latest in a series of delays that have marked the rollout of the health care law. Officials said they decided to extend the deadline to Christmas Eve to ensure people in different time zones and those experiencing technical problems that might result from a last-minute...

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Valley Federal Parks To Re-Open

With the government shutdown coming to a close, many people are anxiously awaiting the green light for federal facilities like national parks to open up again. The Santa Ana and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuges, along with Palo Alto National Battlefield will reopen to the public once president Barack Obama signs the new measure. Adolph Thomae, Jr. park in Arroyo City will also open. Although this park is maintained by Cameron County it actually sits on federal...

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