By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 04:29 PM
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate's top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP's already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell's own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party's...
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 Meghashyam Mali | 12/04/13 02:58 PM
President Obama on Wednesday compared the challenges of health care reform to the civil rights movement as he urged young people to do “whatever they can” to help boost enrollment in Obamacare.
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/04/13 02:23 PM
A “majority” of the back-end healthcare.gov bugs preventing insurers from receiving accurate information on Obamacare enrollees have been fixed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on Wednesday, but the agency declined to share the error rate for those issues. CMS...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/04/13 01:07 PM
President Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. economy has become “profoundly unequal” and pressed for policies he said would halt growing income inequality and limited economic mobility. “I believe this is the defining challenge of our time — making sure our economy works for every...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/04/13 12:42 PM
More than half of American families live on less than $60,000 a year, and almost half have earnings that are just two and a half times the federal poverty level, according to a study released by the Hamilton Project on Wednesday, when President Obama is scheduled to take the podium to draw...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/04/13 09:54 AM
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is making all the right moves for someone looking to make another Senate run. This time, however, the seat Brown might seek is in neighboring New Hampshire. Brown, who lost a re-election bid in Massachusetts in 2012, has over the past few weeks become...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/04/13 08:52 AM
Insurers say they don't know the full extent of back-end problems with healthcare.gov and are wary of the Obama administration’s claims they are fixing the issues quickly.
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.
By Zack Colman | 12/03/13 06:06 PM
One of President Obama's top environmental and climate advisers announced Tuesday that she would resign in February. Nancy Sutley is leaving the White House Council on Environmental Quality after five years as its chairwoman, Obama said. "As one of my top advisers, Nancy has played a central...
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