Police and the government were bracing Monday for a massive crush of mourners at a soccer stadium who will be met with high-level security measures for the heads of state attending the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
South Africa is initiating what the government described as its tightest security plan ever at FNB Stadium, where President Obama, his wife Michelle and numerous other world dignitaries will be present Tuesday for the memorial service.
"What we can say is ... all the events and those who attend them are safe..."
Democrats and their media allies are giving us a bad case of whiplash. Obamacare will work! Obamacare won't matter! Obamacare is going to give millions of people affordable health-care coverage! Of course it's more expensive ? look what you are getting! Yes, these are contradictory spiels, an inevitable consequence of a White House is disarray, if not on the verge of panic. Depending on the spin of the moment (HealthCare.gov is fixed! It doesn't matter if it's fixed!), the left-leaning blogosphere twists this way and that, trying to follow the White House's logic.
At a prostate cancer survivors breakfast last week, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, marveled at the quality of single-payer health care systems abroad and suggested the U.S. follow suit.
Amid frustration with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, some members of Congress who agree with Powell are pushing for consideration of such a system.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the American Health Security Act of 2013 on Monday, which would require states to create their own single-payer insurance systems.