Obamacare roll-out was most-talked about story in 2013 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Obamacare roll-out was most-talked about story in 2013

Posted: Updated:
President Obama signs Affordable Care Act President Obama signs Affordable Care Act

So what were Americans talking about in 2013?

Talkers magazine covers the news and talk show industry and tracks what talk shows were the most focused on 2013.

Politics, as might be expected, dominated the talk show agenda. The most talked-about topic was the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

Second was the investigation of the Benghazi attack.

And third was the IRS being accused of targeting conservative groups.

Fourth was the battle over the government shutdown, and fifth was the Edward Snowden case.

The most-talked about people were primarily politics, with Barack Obama leading the way followed by John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton.

The most-talked about people who were not politicians were Rush Limbaugh (seventh), Edward Snowden (12th), George Zimmerman (14th), Trayvon Martin (15th), Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (16th), Pope Francis (18th) and Ben Bernanke (19th).

You can see the full list here.

  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.
    U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...
  • 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

    35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:27:13 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
    After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.