Blog Best of The Week

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | April 4, 2014 | 1:43 PM EDT

A look at the stories that have made the "Best of the Week."

You’ve Got Mail

"The postal service -- the mails -- are being used to facilitate drug dealing," Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

"And we need to work with the Postal Service to come up with ways in which we get at that problem. It is shocking to see the amount of drugs that get pumped into communities all around this country through our mail system.

"And we have to deal with it --  that's a major problem we have to deal with."

‘Adult Chat’ On ObamaCare?

"Welcome to America's hottest talk line!  Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press one now.  Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you.  Press two to connect free now."

That was what some callers to California's Affordable Care Act Health Exchange website heard when they called to try and get help signing up for health insurance.

‘High’ Numbers

The number of chronic marijuana users--defined as those who used it on four or more days in the past month--increased 84.3% between 2000 to 2010, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned by the White House.

Ohio Voting Changes Called ‘Racist’

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) says the recent changes in voting in Ohio are “racist.”

“I believe, personally, that a lot of this really is racist. I believe that. They cannot make me believe that they do not understand how important the right to vote is to me and people like me,” Fudge told WKYC-TV last week.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced that early voting hours across the state during Ohio’s four-week early-voting period will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. Voters will also be able to cast an absentee ballot in person during the last two Saturdays before the election between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. No Sundays are offered.

ObamaCare Victory Lap?

"This is a moment that is of extraordinary magnitude -- 7.1 million people signing up for this health care program -- the biggest government program put in place in decades," Bill Burton, a former aide to President Obama, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Tuesday night.

According to Burton, Democrats "didn't have the cash on our side" to defend the Affordable Care Act as the law's critics were scaring people. That was one problem. The other problem, he said: "The president is not prone to victory laps. It's not something that the president does. And as a result, yes, it is something that Democrats have suffered from around the country."

President Barack Obama on Tuesday celebrated sign-ups for health coverage and he said that this should end the debate over whether the law should be repealed.

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