By Joel Gehrke | 12/04/13 03:15 PM
Obamacare contains a lot of "drafting errors" that produce "confusion" about the meaning of the law, according to a House Democrat who has "no idea" why the individual mandate tax penalty is set at its current rate. "The law was written in not the usual way -- where we had all the hearings and...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/04/13 03:04 PM
Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday battled over the whether the new health care law will destroy or improve a popular Medicare program during one of four House hearings this week into the troubled Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act slashes $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade,...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 05:12 AM
With Washington facing the possibility of a second government shutdown, Republican and Democratic negotiators are racing to reach a budget agreement before Congress adjourns for Christmas.
12/03/13 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday. "I don't see much appetite on our side for continuing this extension of...
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 05:21 PM
House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to hire a high-profile immigration policy advisor is being widely seen as a reaffirmation of the speaker's commitment to push for immigration reform next year, though Republicans familiar with the hiring cautioned against misinterpreting the move....
By Tim Mak | 12/03/13 04:12 PM
With the national ban on plastic guns set to expire in a matter of days, the House on Tuesday approved a 10-year extension of the ban while Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pressed for a new provision that would directly target 3-D printed plastic guns. First passed in 1988, the Undetectable...
By Sean Lengell | 12/03/13 03:43 PM
The No. 2 House Democrat said he won't support another short-term bill to keep the government funded past mid-January if it sets spending levels at the Republicans' preferred annual rate of $967 billion. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland added that Congress' increasing reliance on...
By Sean Higgins | 12/03/13 12:44 PM
A Thanksgiving Day op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, jointly written by the Most Rev. Stephen Blaire, bishop of Stockton, Calif., and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, urged President Obama to use his executive power to end the deportations of illegal immigrants: "While we commend President Barack...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 10:08 AM
Just a week away from its Dec. 13 deadline, lawmakers will have little time in their post-Thanksgiving legislative session to negotiate the kind of major budget deal they'd need to end the federal government's crisis-driven management style.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 08:50 AM
Even as Obamacare struggles in the court of public opinion, the new health care law will face another legal threat Tuesday when a group of small-business owners and others argue in federal court that they should be exempt from the tax credits and financial penalties created under the law.
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