Lea Michele Stays Busy in Beverly Hills

Looking a little lonely while waiting for a cab on Saturday (November 24) Lea Michele was seen leaving Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Dressing down for her trek home, the “Glee” superstar waited patiently for her car, sporting a pair of shades and an olive overcoat, showing off her cute brown buckled boots.

Although the stress and tragedy in her life have no doubt been overwhelming for her in recent months, the 27-year-old beauty has been keeping herself occupied with consistent workouts, having recently visited her gym in West Hollywood on Friday.

Lea also tweeted about her latest episode of “Glee,” writing excitedly, “Just watched tonight’s episode of #glee with the cast & crew and it was SO great! Can’t wait for you guys to see it tonight! #BillyJoel.”

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Amazon hints at details on its CIA Franken-cloud

Amazon Web Services recently won a reported $600 million contract to build the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) a cloud. But that cloud will not look like any other cloud on the planet.

Given the sensitive nature of building an IT operation for one of the United States’ most secretive organizations, details about how exactly the platform will be architected have been scant. But, at the company’s annual user conference this week, Amazon Web Services executives offered some hints about the project.

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Here’s what we learned: Amazon will build the cloud using AWS architectures and AWS will manage it, but executives hinted that it will not be accessed the way other customers use AWS services through the public Internet.

“We’re managing the operations in the data center,” Andy Jassy, Amazon’s senior vice president and the head of the company’s cloud computing division AWS said about the CIA deal. “It’s our hardware, it’s our networking.”

AWS Chief Information Security Officer Stephen Schmidt put it another way: “We’re providing a service,” he said, explaining that Amazon will own and operate the hardware in the data center, but it will not be accessed through traditional network connections. It basically sounds like AWS is building the CIA a massive private cloud that will run AWS infrastructure, but it will sit in a CIA data center.

Amazon has not in the past offered customers private clouds that sit on their own premises, but Jassy said that if there is a large enough business opportunity to do so, the company will explore it. “Is the CIA news a departure for us? I would say no,” Jassy said during a first-ever press briefing question and answer session at the conference, named re:Invent. 

Amazon has consistently advocated that the most cost effective and scalable option for delivering infrastructure is through a public cloud. Some “small number” of organizations though may be unwilling to put workloads in the public cloud, Jassy acknowledged. The CIA seems to fit that bill.  

What other secret sauce will AWS give the CIA? That just may never be public information.

Senior Writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing for Network World and NetworkWorld.com. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW. Read his Cloud Chronicles here. 

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House GOP getting its say on cancellations


WASHINGTON (AP) — First, President Barack Obama had his say on reversing millions of insurance cancellations issued under the health care program known by his name. Now House Republicans are taking their turn.

Neither maneuver is likely to be the last, with insurance companies and state commissioners alike warning that premiums will rise if changes are made this close to the new year.

The issue of cost aside, both the president and House Republicans are responding to public anger resulting from cancellation notices sent out by insurers selling policies deemed substandard under “Obamacare.” An AP survey shows at least 4.2 million have gone out.

At the White House, the president said he would change course and permit companies to continue to sell the plans — to existing customers only — for at least one more year.

The result was to shift responsibility for cancellations from the administration to state insurance regulators and the industry itself.

“What we want to do is to be able to say to these folks, you know what, the Affordable Care Act is not going to be the reason why insurers have to cancel your plan,” he said of the millions who have received cancellation notices.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference in the  …

The president’s shift also was designed to redeem his long-ago pledge that people who liked their coverage could keep it.

Republicans said they intended to push ahead with their plan to permit companies to continue to sell the plans to new customers as well as existing ones, and challenged Obama to work with them.

“If the president were sincere in his apology and serious about keeping his promise to the American people, he would work with Congress on bipartisan proposals,” said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., the main supporter of the GOP measure. The House was expected to vote on the bill Friday.

While passage was expected in the GOP-controlled chamber, a combination of the president’s announcement and an as-yet-undisclosed Democratic alternative measure seemed likely to make the vote a clearly partisan one. The White House said late Thursday the president would veto the GOP legislation.

The maneuvering came on an issue that has been a constant cause of controversy since Obama called for sweeping health care legislation in his first inaugural address nearly five years ago on the steps outside the Capitol.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters following a meeting of House Democ …

His remarks on Wednesday marked a reversal with his personal and political credibility on the line, even though the impact on consumers is unclear.

Obama’s approval ratings in polls are also ebbing, and he readily conceded that after recent events the public can legitimately “expect me to have to win back some credibility on this health care law in particular and on a whole range of these issues in general.”

Shortly after Obama spoke, the major industry trade group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, warned in a statement that prices might rise as a result of his new policy. “Changing the rules after health plans have already met the requirements of the law could destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers,” it said.

A few hours later, the head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners added a fresh word of caution. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, president of the group, said Obama’s proposal could lead to higher premiums and market disruptions next year and beyond.

“In addition, it is unclear how, as a practical matter, the changes proposed today by the president can be put into effect. In many states, cancellation notices have already gone out to policyholders, and rates and plans have already been approved for 2014,” he added.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, …

In California, where more than 900,000 cancellations have been sent out, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones called on insurers to extend the policies being scrapped.

But in Washington state, his counterpart, Mike Kreidler, said he won’t allow that to happen. “I have serious concerns about how President Obama’s proposal would be implemented and more significantly, its potential impact on the overall stability of our health insurance market,” he said in a statement.

Until the president made his announcement, the administration had been assuming that individuals currently covered by plans marked for cancellation would switch to alternatives offered in government-established exchanges. If so, they would be joining millions of others who have lacked insurance in the past.

The people with current individual coverage are a known risk to insurers. But those without generally have had less access to medical services and are most costly to care for. The theory has been that moving people with current coverage into the new markets would help stabilize premiums.

Only last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate panel she doubted that retroactively permitting insurers to sell canceled policies after all “can work very well since companies are now in the market with an array of new plans. Many have actually added consumer protections in the last 3 1/2 years.”

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Associated Press writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Donna Cassata, Julie Pace and Alan Fram contributed to this report.

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From Obama, a blunt acceptance of blame

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(AP) — “We fumbled the rollout on this health care law.”

“That’s on me.”

“It was insufficient.”

Again and again, President Barack Obama on Thursday shouldered the blame for his botched health care rollout in unusually blunt terms — a step many of his critics contend was long overdue. In an even rarer admission, he also acknowledged that the cascade of troubles was damaging his credibility with the American people and threatening to take a toll on his broader second-term agenda.

“It’s legitimate for them to expect me to have to win back some credibility on this health care law in particular and on a whole range of these issues in general,” Obama said during a lengthy news conference.

The president’s somber and reflective acceptance of personal responsibility for failures with his signature law marked the latest chapter in the White House’s evolving posture on the “Obamacare” woes.

In early October, with much of Washington and the country distracted by the federal government shutdown, the president and his advisers dismissed the widespread problems afflicting the HealthCare.gov website as a consequence of unexpectedly heavy traffic. Officials declared it a “high-class problem.”

But when the shadow of the shutdown lifted, it became clear that the technology problems were broader than first acknowledged. So Obama deployed to the Rose Garden and declared that “nobody’s more frustrated by that than I am.” But the event quickly took on a pep rally feel, with the president serving as both cheerleader in chief and pitchman for the law, reading off website addresses and 1-800 numbers where operators were standing by to sign up eager insurance purchasers.

Then came another pressing problem: the cancellation letters millions of Americans were receiving from their insurance companies. Republicans crowed that Obama clearly had misled the public with his repeated assurances that people who liked their plans could keep them. And Democrats, especially those running for re-election next year, worried that the discredited promise would damage their own political prospects.

At first, the White House tried to dance around the discrepancies. The president suddenly started adding new caveats to his promise, saying it only applied to those whose plans hadn’t been changed by insurance companies. Officials tried to focus instead on the benefits for people who would need to find new insurance. Last week, Obama offered an apology of sorts, saying he was sorry that Americans were losing coverage, though he didn’t apologize for making the promise in the first place.

But after six weeks of website woes, broken promises, tumbling poll numbers and deepening frustration from his own party, Obama appeared on Thursday to come to grips with the reality that an extensive mea culpa might be his only option to salvage the public’s trust, both in the law and the president himself.

“I am the head of the team. We did fumble the ball on it,” he said. “What I’m going to do is make sure we get it fixed.”

Predictably, the reaction to Obama’s hour of self-reflection was largely split down party lines.

“As a leader, you have to do that,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said. “I appreciate that and I respect that from a person.”

But Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, dismissed the apologies as a belated attempt to save face.

“It’s disappointing it took weeks of public outcry for the president to acknowledge what he’s known — and denied — for years,” the spokesman for the Ohio Republican said.

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The Truth Is Obamacare Is Working

The Obamacare website might still not be working, but journalists are. All across the country, as Republicans try to highlight tragic tales of Americans losing their current health insurance and allegedly stuck with more expensive options, journalists are coming to the rescue. In case after case, journalists investigated these stories and called the policyholders and combed the insurance exchange websites to bring actual facts to bear in our public debate about Obamacare.


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Eyes Will Dry Over Health Care Law

About the Obamacare website rollout: So-rry.

Yes, it’s a mess. Tears of apology have flooded the streets of Washington, raising the Potomac to dangerous levels.

But the federal health plan’s website will be fixed. (The state exchanges seem to have it right.) Once Americans can get inside the doors, most should appreciate their options. To use real estate parlance, Obamacare is not currently a “drive-by.”

Between now and then, though, expect continued histrionics as only Washington can do them. Republicans frame the program as a disaster, and Democrats are into a defensive crouch, as they are wont to do. But when the situation resolves itself, most Americans will forget what they were mad about.

Some non-website concerns do deserve a respectful explanation right away. It is true that a small percentage of people are seeing their private policies canceled. This does not affect the great majority — those covered by their employer, in Medicare or Medicaid, or with a high-quality private plan. Some may have to pay more for better coverage — or possibly not. They’d know if the damn HealthCare.gov site were functioning.

Critics are correct that the president was — how shall we put it? — inaccurate in assuring the public that the Affordable Care Act would not affect people happy with their current private coverage. Point is, policies are being canceled because they don’t offer the basic coverage required under the new law. And more to the point, many who bought these policies are being cheated and don’t know it.

We speak of the cheap mini-med insurance plans that, Consumer Reports writes, “may be worse than none at all.” They are often issued by big-name insurance companies, leaving buyers the impression that they have serious coverage.

Sure, Fox News can dredge up lots of “victims” to insist they were happy with their substandard coverage.

That’s because they haven’t had a medical crisis yet.

Consumer Reports offers the example of Judith Goss of Macomb, Mich. The 48-year-old was calmly going through life with a $65-a-month policy from Cigna’s Starbridge plan. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Goss found herself facing a $30,000 hospital bill, with medical “coverage” limiting payments to $1,000 a year for outpatient treatment and $2,000 for hospital care. Frightened by the cost, the former Talbots saleswoman put off treatment until after her tumor had tripled in size.

So what was Goss getting for her $780-a-year premiums? If she’d had no insurance, at least she’d have known she wasn’t covered for cancer. Depending on income, someone in her position might now qualify for subsidies to bring the premiums for good coverage way down. And yes, under Obamacare, an insurer can’t turn anyone away because of a pre-existing condition.

On to the other complaint: Obamacare makes those with decent incomes help the worse-off obtain health coverage. Not a terrible thing, in this opinion, but also not the full story. We who pay full freight have already been subsidizing the uninsured who show up at hospitals for “free” care. Now most everyone will have insurance.

And even the wealthy may come out ahead, as the reforms force some sanity into our ludicrously wasteful health care system. For those in fine health or with high incomes, one can envision the money saved from the efficiencies eventually exceeding the cost of the subsidies.

Foes and even some friends of the reforms are calling those compelled to pay more for coverage or subsidize others “losers” in Obamacare.

“Loser today, winner tomorrow” may not be the most inspired rallying call. And the breakdown of the federal website sure hasn’t helped the education process.

But all shall be repaired. Once the reality sinks in, eyes will dry. 

Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/11/05/eyes_will_dry_over_obamacare_120561.html
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White House, lawmakers: no clemency for Snowden

In this image made from TV taken in Sept. 2013 and made available by Rossia 24 TV channel and distributed on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden looks at a photographer on a boat during a trip on the Moscow River in Moscow, Russia, with the Christ the Savior Cathedral in the background. Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after he met the American in Moscow. (AP Photo/LifeNews via Rossia 24 TV channel) TV OUT

In this image made from TV taken in Sept. 2013 and made available by Rossia 24 TV channel and distributed on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden looks at a photographer on a boat during a trip on the Moscow River in Moscow, Russia, with the Christ the Savior Cathedral in the background. Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after he met the American in Moscow. (AP Photo/LifeNews via Rossia 24 TV channel) TV OUT

(AP) — The White House and the leaders of the intelligence committee in Congress are rejecting National Security Agency-contractor Edward Snowden’s plea for clemency.

“Mr. Snowden violated U.S. law,” White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday about the former systems-analyst-turned-fugitive who has temporary asylum in Russia.

“He should return to the U.S. and face justice,” Pfeiffer said, adding when pressed that no offers for clemency were being discussed.

Snowden made the plea in a letter given to a German politician and released Friday. In his one-page typed letter, he asks for clemency for charges over allegedly leaking classified information about the NSA to the news media. “”Speaking the truth is not a crime,” Snowden wrote.

Snowden’s revelations, including allegations that the U.S. has eavesdropped on allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have led to calls by allies to cease such spying, and moves by Congress to overhaul U.S. surveillance laws and curb the agency’s powers.

But head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said if Snowden had been a true whistle-blower, he could have reported it to her committee privately.

“That didn’t happen, and now he’s done this enormous disservice to our country,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. “I think the answer is no clemency.”

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, called clemency for Snowden a “terrible idea.”

“He needs to come back and own up,” said Rogers, R-Mich. “If he believes there’s vulnerabilities in the systems he’d like to disclose, you don’t do it by committing a crime that actually puts soldiers’ lives at risk in places like Afghanistan.”

Rogers contended that Snowden’s revelations had caused three terrorist organizations to change how they communicate.

Both lawmakers addressed word that President Barack Obama did not realize Merkel’s personal phone was being tapped.

Rogers implied that he didn’t believe the president, or European leaders who claimed they were shocked by Snowden’s allegations.

“I think there’s going to be some best actor awards coming out of the White House this year and best supporting actor awards coming out of the European Union,” he said “Some notion that … some people just didn’t have an understanding about how we collect information to protect the United States to me is wrong.”

Feinstein said she didn’t know what the president knew, but said she intended to conduct a review of all intelligence programs to see if they were going too far.

“Where allies are close, tapping private phones of theirs … has much more political liability than probably intelligence viability,” she said.

Feinstein and Rogers have taken grief for defending the NSA. Feinstein’s committee produced a bill last week that she says increases congressional oversight and limits some NSA powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Privacy advocates say the measure codifies the agency’s rights to scoop up millions of American’s telephone records.

Former NSA and CIA director Mike Hayden said it was possible Obama did not know about the alleged Merkel phone tapping.

But he said it was “impossible” that Obama’s top staffers were unaware. “The fact that they didn’t rush in to tell the president this was going on points out what I think is a fundamental fact: This wasn’t exceptional. This is what we were expected to do.”

Hayden’s defense of the president comes days after he reportedly criticized the White House’s handling of NSA revelations, when a former Democratic political operative tweeted snatches of Hayden’s phone conversation, overheard on an Amtrak train.

Pfeiffer appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” while Rogers, Feinstein and Hayden were interviewed on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

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Congress governs self under ‘Obamacare’

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs. For lawmakers, it is about a section of the law that may _ or may not _ require them to toss some staffers off of their federal health insurance and into the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs. For lawmakers, it is about a section of the law that may _ or may not _ require them to toss some staffers off of their federal health insurance and into the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, File)

(AP) — Think you’re confused by “Obamacare”? It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.

Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs.

For House members and senators, it’s about a section of the law that may — or may not — require lawmakers to toss some staffers off their federal health insurance and into the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. The verdict from congressional officers is ultimately that lawmakers, as employers, have discretion over who among their staffs gets ejected, and who stays. And they don’t have to say who, how many or why.

What they all say is this:

“I followed the law,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., echoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others.

But the law as written is open to broad interpretation, inspiring a bureaucratic web of memos, regulations and guidance that members of Congress say allows them to proceed on the question of staffers and coverage as they see fit. Lawmakers this week were required to finalize plans for who stays on federal insurance and who’s forced onto an exchange.

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, only requires members of Congress and their “official” staff members to get health insurance through one of the law’s marketplaces, or exchanges. Guidance memos from the Senate’s financial clerk and the House’s chief administrative officer, obtained by The Associated Press, define “official” aides as those who work in the lawmakers’ personal offices. Committee and leadership aides, then, would be exempt and could stay on the federal health insurance program.

Unless lawmakers decide otherwise.

“Individual members or their designees are in the best position to determine which staff work in the official office of each member,” the memos quote from an Office of Personnel Management regulation. “OPM will leave those determinations to the members. … Nothing in this regulation limits a member’s authority” on the matter.

The decisions were layered with Washington political logic that inspired many congressional leaders, Republicans and Democrats, to put all of their aides on the exchanges.

House Speaker John Boehner and all four Senate Republican leaders are among them, putting their entire staffs into the exchanges created by a law they loathe. That allows them to slam Democrats, the new health care law’s chief defenders, who are keeping leadership and committee aides on the federal health insurance program.

“If these staffers aren’t ‘official,’ then the taxpayer shouldn’t pay for their salaries or office support or anything else,” said Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announcing legislation to force each congressional office to disclose the designation for each aide.

Many Democrats, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are nullifying the hypocrisy charge by requiring all of their aides to get health insurance on an exchange.

But there are others.

Keeping the federal program for all of their staffers are House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., their spokesmen said.

And in the Senate, Democrats are split — and some are coy — about who’s “official” and who’s not.

“Me and my official staff are going into the D.C. exchange,” Mikulski said Thursday, the deadline for deciding. She’s the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, so she’s got lots of staffers who aren’t necessarily “official.”

“The overwhelming majority of employees will be going on the exchanges,” said Matt House, spokesman for Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is in the Senate Democratic leadership. He declined to elaborate.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would only say that the Nevada Democrat is “following the law.”

It all started with Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley and his amendment to Obama’s health care law that would have required members of Congress and staffers to get the health coverage offered through the exchanges.

During the drawn-out debate, Democrats insisted that their goal was merely to provide uninsured Americans with the same kinds of coverage and choices that members of Congress have.

Grassley, in effect, dared his Democratic counterparts to back up their rhetoric: a “no” vote on his proposal would have undercut the argument that the law’s supporters in Congress only wanted regular Americans to enjoy what they, themselves, had.

Grassley said his original intent was to put everyone who works for a member of Congress on the exchanges. But different language ultimately passed into law, and Grassley’s idea isn’t being applied as he intended.

In August, the Office of Personnel Management tossed the question back in Congress’ lap by saying lawmakers’ offices should individually decide which aides get insurance from where.

On Thursday, Grassley said he took the question and the “convoluted system” to the secretary of the Senate and came up with an answer. His personal staff will exit the federal insurance program and get health insurance from an exchange. But Grassley’s aides on the Senate Finance Committee will remain on the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.

“That’s the law,” he said.

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