House Republicans briefed on a two-year, $2 trillion budget compromise predicted Wednesday that the legislation would clear the GOP-run chamber in a vote later this week, though Democrats will have to deliver a sizable bloc of votes for it.
In testimony before an Energy and Commerce subcommittee Wednesday, the Health and Human Services secretary said improvements to the website have helped 258,497 Americans sign up for coverage under Obamacare through the end of November, bringing the total for the two months to nearly 365,000.
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced that 258,497 Americans had signed up for coverage under Obamacare through the end of November -- bringing the two month total to nearly 365,000 -- and touted improvements to the healthcare.gov website that they said boosted numbers.
By SUSAN FERRECHIO | 12/11/13 04:18 PM
Typically vocal Republican conservatives don't like the bipartisan budget deal Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced yesterday, but they seem resigned to the likelihood that it will pass the...Read More...
By BRIAN HUGHES | 12/11/13 02:31 PM
White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday called it a “shame” that so much attention had been paid to controversies surrounding a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, saying the focus should remain...Read More...
By BRIAN HUGHES | 12/11/13 02:30 PM
The White House insisted Wednesday that President Obama’s credibility had not been damaged by the botched rollout of Obamacare, despite a series of recent polls showing his diminished standing with the American public....Read More...
By SEAN HIGGINS | 12/11/13 04:30 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the proposed budget deal by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., woefully inadequate, but did not specifically call on lawmakers to...Read More...
By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | 12/11/13 03:50 PM
Progressives like NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio want Big Government to work for the deserving. So, the question is: How deserving are the New York Yankees and Sheik Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan?...Read More...
By CHARLIE SPIERING | 12/11/13 02:51 PM
White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest warned critics of President Obama that they should not make Hitler comparisons when discussing modern political events such the president's...Read More...
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By PAUL BEDARD | 12/11/13 04:29 PM
Add conservative Utah Sen. Mike Lee to the growing list of those condemning the House-Senate budget compromise. Lee said he worries that the deal will make “government more expensive” and even less efficient. His...Read More...
By PAUL BEDARD | 12/11/13 03:35 PM
The influential Americans for Tax Reform has come out strongly against the new airline security fee included in the House-Senate budget compromise, demanding instead that the TSA be farmed out to a private company, saving...Read More...
By PAUL BEDARD | 12/11/13 03:15 PM
The anti-gun movement led by President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is pushing for a national restart of their efforts on Saturday, the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook...Read More...