It’s not a total disaster. At least the White House can say that with a straight face. Hitting the threshold of 6 million enrollees gives the Obama administration a plausible basis for saying the Affordable Care Act is working more or less as expected. But, according to Yahoo's Rick Newman, it’s far too early to call Obamacare a success and in at least one important way—public opinion toward the law.
The Aam Aadmi Party Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court's judgment asking the central government and the Election Commission to take appropriate action against the Congress of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party for taking foreign funds in violation of law. In an issued statement the AAP said, "The landmark judgment by the Delhi High Court holding the Congress and the BJP guilty of taking foreign funds in violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act has exposed the deep rooted nexus between these parties and corporate houses."
NATO's next leader was announced Friday: former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg will lead the military alliance starting in October. The appointment comes at a critical time as the crisis over Ukraine has suddenly made the 28-nation alliance a more relevant security force in Europe. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will step down after a NATO summit in Wales later this year. "Warm congratulations" Fogh Rasmussen said in a Twitter message Friday to his fellow Scandinavian politician.