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A.M. Links: Obamacare "Good Faith" Exceptions Announced, US May Take Further Military Action in South Sudan, Silk Road Owner Says Feds Seized Millions in Bitcoin


  • Credit: White House

    Today is the deadline to sign up for Obamacare, but a senior Obama administration official stated that a "good faith" exception will be given to those who try to sign up but fail. No word on how they'll verify that such an effort was made.

  • President Obama told Congress on Sunday that he may take further military action to protect Americans trying to evacuate violence-plagued South Sudan.
  • Conservatives are bellyaching that the Obama administration is too soft and that the U.S. is losing its influence around the world.
  • The president is getting some "sleep and sun" during a two-week vacation in Hawaii, presumably having muttered "I hate this job" the whole nine-hour flight there.
  • Ross Ulbricht, the internet "pirate" accused of running the notorious illegal-drug-peddling web site Silk Road, claims that the feds seized $33.6 million worth of the encrypted virtual currency Bitcoin from him. 
  • Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been released from prison as part of an amnesty bill, but they dismiss it as a PR stunt to prep for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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