Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday he urged President Barack Obama to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a sore subject in relations between the two countries.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe holds a narrowing lead over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli, with a strong showing by the race's Libertarian entrant possibly affecting the outcome. A Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters showed former Democratic National Committee chairman McAuliffe holding the support of 46 percent of likely voters, with 39 percent favoring state Attorney General Cuccinelli.
U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said The Obama administration should focus on fixing problems with the launch of the insurance exchanges for the healthcare program rather than delaying an enrollment deadline. She continued "I think we should be able to go forward. I'm more optimistic than that. I have faith in technology and while there are glitches, there are solutions as well,"
Sen. Marco Rubio is proposing a bill that would delay imposing penalties on people who don't have health insurance until six months after the Government Accountability Office has certified the federal website is functional. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, is calling on President Obama to extended open enrollment beyond March 31, 2014 and to waive penalties for those who are unable to sign up because of technical problems.