Blog Best of The Week

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | November 22, 2013 | 6:36 PM EST

Time to get revved up for a look back at some of the week’s best stories on

Some people believe that their cars say an awful lot about them– but your car may soon be talking to the government.

Before the end of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will decide whether or not to begin the rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include what is being called “vehicle-to-vehicle” communications. A technology that constantly broadcasts the car’s location, direction, speed and, possibly, even the number of passengers it is carrying.

It’s must be getting harder to carry a defense for the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare.

President Barack Obama told a gathering of corporate executives Tuesday he's confident that his model of health care will work in the end, but he said he's going to have to "re-brand" it to sell it to a skeptical public.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D- Mo.) says Republicans are “misleading people” about ObamaCare, which she calls a “free market solution.”

ObamaCare mandates that people buy only government-approved insurance and has resulted in the cancellations of millions of policies.

Wheel of Fortune Game show host Pat Sajak got into the ObamaCare action, tweeting out the barb, “Coming in just 15 days: ACA website will be working smoothly, and new ice skating rink in Hell will be open for business.”

According to some lawmakers skating rinks may be in danger. Democrats in Congress are calling on the major sports leagues to promote climate change regulation.

The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change hosted representatives from Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA/WNBA, NHL and Olympics in a “closed-door” meeting this week. After the meeting Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) expressed his concerns that climate change is melting frozen ponds, which will make playing hockey with your friends “harder to achieve.”

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Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
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