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December 3rd, 2013
11:35 PM ET

Obama kicks off three-week push to highlight Obamacare

President Obama launched a three-week public relations blitz Tuesday to tout the benefits of his signature legislation.

After website woes, President pushes benefits of Obamacare

"Our poor execution in the first couple months on the website clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benefit," Obama said. "Now that the website's working for the vast majority of people, we need to make sure that folks refocus on what's at stake here."

But Republicans aren't buying it.

"This bill is fundamentally flawed. It's causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time," House Speaker John Boehner said at press conference.

So how does this fight end?

OutFront: Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez; Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, and CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.


Filed under: News • Obamacare • Politics
December 3rd, 2013
10:52 PM ET

Official: North Korea upgrading rocket launch site

A U.S. official believes the nation is now upgrading one of its missile launch sites to handle larger rockets.

It's the latest in a string of startling headlines from North Korea. The country has now detained two American citizens - and we're hearing reports that the leader Kim Jong-Un has sacked his uncle from a high-powered military post.

To add to the circus environment, Dennis Rodman is headed back to the hermit kingdom later this month. That's according to Paddy Power, which sponsors Rodman's trips to North Korea.

Barbara Starr is OutFront.


Filed under: International • News • North Korea
December 3rd, 2013
10:47 PM ET

Computer Programmer teaches homeless to code

If you passed a homeless person on the street, would you give them a dollar? Or just keep on walking?

One computer programmer has a different idea. Instead of money, he gave one homeless man a laptop and the chance to turn his life around.

Bill Weir has the IDEA OutFront.


Filed under: I.D.E.A. • News • Tech
December 3rd, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Bob Dylan charged in France for "inciting hatred"

French prosecutors say they are investigating the singer-songwriter on suspicion of inciting hatred over comments he made in Rolling Stone magazine.

An organization representing Croatians in France pressed charges against Dylan for telling the magazine, "If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood."

A lawyer for the Croatian organization told CNN that his clients would be willing to drop the charges if Dylan publicly apologized.

So is Bob Dylan in real legal trouble?

Karen Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University Law School.


Filed under: International • News
December 3rd, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Train wreck survivor: "It was absolutely horrific"

CNN's Jake Tapper talks to Joel Zaritsky, who was sitting in the fourth car of the train when it derailed on Sunday. He is one of the lucky survivors who escaped with minor injuries.


Filed under: News • Train Derailment
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