Weigel will have plenty more from the healthcare.gov hearings over on the hill today, but the early news from the congressional hearing: We have an apology. Politico flags the quote in question from CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, whose agency runs the troubled Obamacare enrollment website:
"I want to apologize to you that the website is not working as well as it should," she told the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing Tuesday morning, the first congressional hearing to feature an Obama administration official speaking on the federal exchange website since its troubled launch. "I want to assure you that healthcare.gov can be fixed, and we are working around the clock to give you the experience that you deserve."
Today's action is serving largely as preview for tomorrow's main event: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. You can watch today's hearing live over on C-Span.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.