By Brian Hughes | 03/07/14 03:36 PM
The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 05:27 PM
A new survey released Thursday found that just one in four people who signed up for Obamacare through mid-February were previously uninsured. The report by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. estimated that 27 percent of those signing up for health care through federal and state exchanges had...
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 03:26 PM
According to Gallup, 23 percent of those surveyed said that President Obama's signature domestic achievement had hurt them, the highest such figure since the pollster began asking Americans the question in 2012.
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 02:35 PM
The White House, on the defensive over the latest Obamacare delay, deflected criticism Thursday about President Obama's unilateral actions and accused Republicans of providing no serious alternative to the Affordable Care Act. “You know they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- they...
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 12:39 PM
Making a direct sales pitch to Hispanic voters on Thursday, President Obama insisted that his administration would not delay the March 31 deadline for consumers to obtain health insurance or pay a fine.
By Brian Hughes | 03/05/14 04:41 PM
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it would allow insurers to issue until October 2016 health plans that do not meet Obamacare regulations, pushing back another Affordable Care Act deadline well past November's midterms. Facing the prospect of another wave of cancellation...
By Brian Hughes | 02/28/14 01:07 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday accused Republicans of protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class, part of a new effort by the Obama administration to portray the GOP as aligned primarily with the wealthiest Americans. President Obama's top spokesman told...
By Brian Hughes | 02/28/14 01:02 PM
Michelle Obama is everywhere these days -- and the White House plans to keep her in the spotlight through November's midterms. The first lady is pushing a ban on junk-food ads and trumpeting new nutrition labels -- in addition to doing comedy skits with Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell -- as part...
By Brian Hughes | 02/27/14 06:45 AM
First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday will propose changes to nutrition labels on food products, saying the new design must bring more attention to calories and serving sizes.
By Brian Hughes | 02/26/14 06:10 AM
President Obama on Wednesday will travel to Minnesota to push Congress to approve $302 billion-worth of infrastructure projects over the next four years, while outlining a new $600 million grant program to create jobs repairing roads, bridges and transit systems.
By Brian Hughes | 02/25/14 07:07 PM
Roughly 4 million people have signed up for health care plans through Obamacare's exchanges, the Obama administration announced late Tuesday. Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, released the latest number of sign-ups in a blog post, arguing that...
By Brian Hughes | 02/25/14 01:54 PM
The White House on Tuesday downplayed the importance of a rare face-to-face meeting between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the Oval Office.
By Brian Hughes | 02/25/14 09:42 AM
“The idea here is simple — our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” the first lady said in an announcement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by...
By Brian Hughes | 02/24/14 02:23 PM
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said that President Obama informed governors Monday that he would make a final decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline “in a couple of months.” Fallin, a Republican, told reporters that she asked the president in a meeting at the White House about...
By Brian Hughes | 02/24/14 08:19 AM
President Obama this week will step up his efforts to get Democrats elected, squeezing multiple campaign events in between speeches on the economy. Obama on Tuesday will speak to Organizing for Action, the campaign group headed by his former staffers, and will headline a Democratic National...
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