By Steve Contorno | 10/14/13 03:07 PM
Senate leaders on Monday were optimistic that they could broker a deal that would avoid the U.S. default on its debt and reopen the government, perhaps before the afternoon meeting the four top congressional lawmakers have with President Obama. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and...
By David M. Drucker and Steve Contorno | 10/12/13 04:01 PM
UPDATE: The Senate voted 53-45 Saturday to block a Democratic bill that would have raised the debt ceiling until after the 2014 elections. House Republicans reacted bitterly Saturday after it became apparent that President Obama had rejected their offer to raise the debt ceiling and address...
By Steve Contorno | 10/11/13 04:52 AM
Tennessee college student Chad Henderson was a media darling on Oct. 1, the day Obamacare's health care exchanges were launched. News outlets from the local Chattanooga Times Free Press to national organizations like the Washington Post and USA Today interviewed him after he announced on social...
By Steve Contorno | 10/11/13 04:49 AM
The Department of Homeland Security is suffering from a leadership void as the nation's youngest Cabinet-level agency faces a host of growing pains.
By Steve Contorno | 10/10/13 06:09 PM
House Democrats on Thursday used the debate over the government shutdown to rally public support for their spending priorities and spark a broader fight about the budget. The government shutdown, now in its tenth day, started as a battle over Obamacare, as House Republicans tied measures...
By Steve Contorno | 10/10/13 10:40 AM
Democrat Terry McAuliffe continues to outpoll Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor race, holding an 8 percentage point lead less than four weeks out from Election Day, the latest survey shows. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday has McAuliffe, a former...
By Steve Contorno | 10/09/13 04:53 PM
A top IRS official appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk about tax provisions in the new health care law and instead took a beating from Republicans over a lingering IRS scandal and the poor start of Obamacare. Sarah Hall Ingram, director of the Affordable Care Office for the IRS,...
By Steve Contorno | 10/07/13 07:35 PM
A two-year congressional study into a West Virginia Social Security office found that a prominent lawyer, a judge and several doctors profited by fraudulently getting the federal government to award benefits to 1,800 people.
By Steve Contorno | 10/07/13 11:27 AM
Wisconsin Democrats finally have a challenger for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next year's election. Mary Burke, a former executive for Trek Bicycle Corp. and daughter of the company's founder, announced Monday in a web video that she intends to run against Walker.
By Steve Contorno | 10/04/13 05:13 AM
Lawmakers want to shake up a controversial surveillance program that allows U.S. intelligence officials to peek at the phone records of millions of Americans after details of the government's spying methods were leaked to the public.
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