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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