In news conference, Obama takes responsibility for "fumbles", proposes to delay cancellation of substandard policies, Dems start to jump ship....New annual subscribers to PBC Podcast get bonus book by Bill Ayers!
--your humble host had no problems with website of California health insurance exchange, but the rates for good coverage are very high
--Boehner misleads "dreamer" teen from California, then bluntly tells media that the House will not vote on immigration this year
Spooks on the Hill:
--new FBI head James Comey says cyber attacks are bigger threat than terrorism, but wants to maintain police state machine and surveillance
--Jeh Johnson, nominated to run Dept. of Homeland Security, draws protests as he sails to confirmation
--Johnson's predecessor, Janet Napolitano, is new president of University of California system, has made some smart first moves
--federal court orders DHS to disclose documents on "internet kill switch"
--from NRA to ACLU, a wide range of groups join lawsuits against phone record collection and other surveillance
--the California homophobes who brought us Prop 8 are back with a measure that overturns new law regarding transgender students and bathrooms
--Hawaii becomes 15 state to enact marriage equality
--Randi Rhodes' syndicated radio show is cancelled as of 12/31
--listener email about Sen. Warren from Andy Dral