Hours after talking by phone with President Obama, Boehner urged the House to pass its latest plan. It delays by a year the mandate that uninsured individuals buy health coverage and prevents the government from making contributions to the health care of lawmakers, their staffs and political appointees. This is not about me, the Ohio Republican said on the House floor. And its not about Republicans here in Congress. Its about fairness for the American people. Even as Republicans such as Representative Peter King of New York complained about the partys strategy, they were relatively united. On the latest proposal, 12 Republicans voted no; nine Democrats voted for the plan. Obama called Boehner and they spoke for almost 10 minutes, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the speaker, said in a statement. Obama also spoke to the other top three leaders in Congress, the White House said in a statement. There were few signs of progress toward an agreement. You dont get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what youre supposed to be doing anyway or just because theres a law there you dont like, Obama said at the White House on Monday. Times running out. The Senate voted 54-46, along party lines, earlier on Monday to reject the Houses previous plan, in a move that put pressure on House Republicans, who are insisting on tying changes in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, now known as Obamacare, to a short- term extension of government funding after tonight. Senate Republicans floated the idea to extend by one week the funding deadline to avert a shutdown. Reid said no.
For the Australia game, the squad will be without Tyresos players (Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Christen Press), Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain), and Megan Rapinoe (Lyon). Erika Tymrak, with Bayern Munich after earning the NWSLs Rookie of the Year award, was not named to the squad. Sermannis team will undergo a second shift after the Australia match. College stars Crystal Dunn (North Carolina) and Morgan Brian (Virginia), who will miss their teams Oct. 20 ACC matchup to be in Texas, will return to their schools after the Australia match. Likewise NWSL fullbacks Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City) and Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC) will leave the team before the New Zealand games. For Cox, the callup is her first since returning to the field late in the NWSL season, the 27-year-old sidelined for most of the season as she welcomed her first child. With 82 caps to her credit, the 2008 gold medalist was once a national team mainstay, though he last appearance with the U.S. was in May 2012. Now shell compete against Dunn and converted midfielder Kristie Mewis for a place on the depth chart. Stephanie Cox, pictured here with the LA Sol, returned to action late in the NWSL season after delivering her first child. Though 27-year-old defender has 82 caps with the U.S. national team, shes been called in for the first time since May 2012. (Source: JMR Photography, via Wiki Commons.) Theyre part of the 10-defender crew named to the U.S.
International music sensation Pitbull to perform post-race concert at 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
Pitbull’s single, “Feel This Moment,” featuring Christina Aguilera, from his critically acclaimed album Global Warming became a global hit. It was the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Pit, which earned critical acclaim and enjoyed massive commercial success with sales of more than 1.7 million albums and 19 million singles. “Don’t Stop The Party” comes on the heels of Pitbull’s two million-selling single “Back In Time,” the chart-topping anthem from the action-adventure-comedy Men In Black 3. “The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is one of the largest sports parties in the country, and a live performance by a worldwide sensation like Pitbull will be the perfect end to an awesome day of racing,” Circuit Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Geoff Moore said. “We know how much race fans like personal access to the racetrack, and this year we’re hosting a track invasion right after the Formula 1 race to let guests literally walk in the tire treads of their motorsports heroes. We will transmit the live Pitbull concert into our large, high-definition video boards and sound system around the circuit, so fans who want to see the track for themselves won’t miss Pitbull’s performance. We’re really excited to add these elements, which are included with the price of admission, to what will be a sensational entertainment line-up at this year’s Grand Prix in Austin.” This unique race-day experience is available to fans with three-day tickets as well as Sunday-only tickets, which start at $129 per person. Tickets for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX can be purchased online at www.circuitoftheamericas.com (under the EVENTS section of the website) or www.ticketmaster.com . For information on personal seat licenses for Formula 1 events and other motorsports and entertainment programming at Circuit of The Americas, call the Circuit’s Sales Team at 512.301.6600 and press “1” to be connected to a sales representative. For individuals, groups and companies looking to experience the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX race weekend in a special way, Circuit of The Americas Official program, Circuit of The Americas Experiences ( www.COTAExperiences.com , 866.801.6975), is offering racing enthusiasts a turn-key elevated race weekend experience to the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. About Circuit of The Americas Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first racing facility in the United States purposely built for Formula 1 racing and is designed to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. The Circuit is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named the 2012 “Sports Event of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American host of the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games. Additionally Circuit of The Americas welcomes spectators from around the world for some of the most prestigious national and international motorsports series, including MotoGP, V8 Supercars, GRAND-AM Road Racing, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships. Circuit of The Americas’ 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and sporting use. Its signature 3.4-mile, 20-turn undulating racetrack features remarkable elevation changes and a number of challenging turns patterned after some of the world’s iconic Grand Prix tracks.