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New York Congressman Charlie Rangel and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann got into a heated debate over repealing Obamacare on CNN’s “Crossfire” Thursday night.
Co-host Van Jones initiated the verbal sparring after launching an attack on Bachmann, accusing her of willing to repeal Obamacare even at the expense of the government shutting down. “You [Republicans] sound like my kids,” he said. “My kids are like, ‘I didn’t eat that cookie, he ate that cookie.’ I’m not trying to shut down the government, Obama’s trying to shut down the government. You have smuggled into what should be a normal bill, a continuing resolution to keep the government going, this completely other thing about Obamacare. You have got to take responsibility for that.”
Those were Jones’s last words in the debate, as Rangel and Bachmann entered into a shouting match. In response to Bachmann wanting to repeal the bill, Rangel said, “Doesn’t it take two bodies and the president’s signature? What are you talking about?!”
Bachmann persisted, saying that Obamacare gives “an exemption to big business,” but not to Joe Six Pack.
“I’m for Joe Six Pack!” yelled Bachmann. “Why aren’t you for Joe Six Pack, Charlie?”
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.