By Sean Lengell | 10/25/13 05:38 AM
The electronic cigarette industry is booming, but concerned that children and teens have easy access to the battery-powered inhalers, the Food and Drug Administration is considering strict new rules in the coming weeks that would treat the nicotine inhalers in much the same way as traditional...
By Sean Lengell | 10/24/13 07:51 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he doesn't expect the joint House-Senate budget talks to produce a "grand bargain" to end the sequestration automatic spending cuts, calling such a notion "happy talk." "I would hope there would be a grand bargain, but I don't see that happening," Reid,...
By Sean Lengell | 10/24/13 03:22 PM
Two contractors who built the troubled federal health care insurance exchange website told a House panel that more time was needed to test the system but believed the system would work anyway.
By Sean Lengell | 10/23/13 06:08 PM
Sen. Bill Nelson said that although glitches plaguing the federal health care exchange website are "inexcusable," now isn't the time to find and reprimand those responsible. The Florida Democrat told reporters in Tampa on Wednesday that the Obama administration should fix the computer glitches...
By Sean Lengell | 10/23/13 03:57 PM
The Capitol dome, a symbol of American democracy and a world-renowned architectural icon, literally will be under wraps soon as part of an extensive two-year repair and restoration project.
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 10/23/13 12:26 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes the new health care law should move forward without delay and said that "sabotage" by Republicans, and not just computer glitches, is hindering implementation.
By Sean Lengell | 10/22/13 04:59 PM
Republicans are blasting outspoken Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson for a fundraising email in which he associates the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan, calling it "hateful" and demanding Democrats return money the Florida lawmaker has raised for them. Grayson's email features a picture of a...
By Sean Lengell | 10/22/13 01:57 PM
While Sen. Ted Cruz has been hammered in Washington by members of his own Republican Party over his fight against Obamacare that led to 16-day partial government shutdown, the outspoken freshman has received a hero's welcome during a victory lap this week in his home state of Texas. At a Tea...
By Sean Lengell | 10/20/13 03:33 PM
Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush chastised the heavy-handed approach his party has used in its fight to stop Obamacare, saying "self-restraint" would be a more effective tactic. "Tactically, it was a mistake to focus on something that couldn't be achieved," Bush said in an interview...
By Sean Lengell | 10/20/13 01:29 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be among the most qualified presidents in years if she was elected in 2016. "If Hillary Clinton does run, she'll be one of the best-prepared people -- and she will win, I believe, if she runs," said Pelosi,...
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