By Susan Ferrechio | 11/01/13 05:13 AM
The House and Senate have just begun formal budget talks that many hope will lead to the previously elusive "grand bargain" on spending, taxes and entitlement programs.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/31/13 10:28 PM
There were only six health insurance enrollments on the first day of the health care exchanges under Obamacare, according to notes taken during "war room" meetings conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The disastrously low sign-up numbers didn't improve much the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 04:22 PM
– What crash? The healthcare.gov website has never crashed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress Wednesday. "It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability, and has continued to function," she said. – The buck stops with Sebelius....
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 11:02 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took responsibility Wednesday for the botched health care law website at a much-anticipated House hearing on the troubled rollout of Obamacare.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 09:26 AM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will place a "hold" on President Obama's Federal Reserve chair nominee until the Senate is permitted to vote on a bill to audit the Fed.
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 06:33 AM
A little more than six months ago, Congressional lawmakers were talking about striking a "grand bargain" that would resolve the differences Republicans and Democrats have on spending, taxes and entitlement reform.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/29/13 03:48 PM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that leaks of classified information and phone tapping of European leaders has been an embarrassment — and evidence that the existing policies need to be reviewed by Congress.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/29/13 01:14 PM
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin backed off an earlier claim that a top Republican lawmaker once told President Obama in a private meeting,"I cannot even stand to look at you." Durbin, D-Ill., removed the claim from his Facebook page after White House officials took the blame for spreading...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/29/13 11:41 AM
The National Park Service has a massive backlog of maintenance projects it cannot afford to address even as it continues to spend hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring thousands of additional acres of new park land that has drawn little interest from the public.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/27/13 01:27 PM
The top lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday defended the secret data collection tactics of the United States, including the phone tapping of foreign allies, suggesting Europeans are probably doing the same type of monitoring of President Obama. "They don't have necessarily...
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