Blog 'Best of The Week'

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | September 13, 2013 | 4:13 PM EDT

It’s time for a look at the stories that have made “Best of The Week.”

Obamacare has created a lot of new regulations. How many? The regulations add up to 10,516 pages in the Federal Register—or more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible, which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages.

All those regulations are not gaining a lot of support. Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed in a recent CNN poll said they opposed most or all of the proposals in Obamacare.

The White House remains unwavering in its support of the measure and is resistant to any move to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution to fund the government past September 30. White House Spokesperson Jay Carney says it’s up to Congress to avoid a government shutdown because the administration “will not accept anything that delays or defunds Obamacare.”

The Associated Press has published a poll showing only one in five Americans believe that failing to respond to chemical weapons attacks in Syria would embolden other rogue governments, rejecting the heart of a weeks-long White House campaign for U.S. military strikes.

President Obama made a nationally televised speech on Tuesday night announcing that he had asked Congress not to vote on whether to authorize him to attack Syria. The delay is to see if a Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons will bear fruit.

During a week America remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the “Million Muslim March” was held on the national mall. The event failed to draw high numbers.

Allegedly reaching the number of zero was the August debt increase, according to the U.S. Treasury. The lack of any debt increase for the month helps to keep the federal debt $25 million below the debt ceiling. But, the federal deficit increased by $146 billion in August, according to a report released this week by the Congressional Budget Office.

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