By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:48 PM
After refusing for weeks to detail the extent of back-end problems with healthcare.gov, the Obama administration on Friday said a technical bug affected approximately 25 percent of enrollments on the federal exchanges in October and November. Those technical bugs, separate from the troubles...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finalizing. Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million people are...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 02:17 PM
The Obama administration knew as early as August that the small-business portal on healthcare.gov would not be ready by the Oct. 1 launch, but delayed admitting those problems until Nov. 27, according to documents released by House Republicans on Friday.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 12:09 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, whose 2016 presidential ambitions have been overshadowed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's air of inevitability, finally got a chance to show some foreign policy gravitas on a trip to China. Beijing’s recent declaration of an air defense zone in the...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 12:00 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already seen as an untrustworthy irritant by the Obama administration, startled the world by balking -- at the last second -- over signing a post-war security pact with the United States. The controversial leader is cementing his reputation as unreliable, raising...
By Susan Crabtree and Sean Lengell and Associated Press | 12/05/13 06:54 PM
President Obama delivered a moving tribute to Nelson Mandela within a half an hour of news spreading around the world of the death of the anti-apartheid leader whose life work and legacy has inspired millions. “Today, he's gone home - we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 04:18 PM
The top senator on the Armed Services Committee is urging President Obama to stop insisting that Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a post-war agreement with the U.S. and instead let a “more reliable” successor close the deal.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 03:35 PM
A State Department spokeswoman confirmed that a U.S. citizen who was teaching at an international school was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday but declined to provide further details out of respect for the person's privacy.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 03:15 PM
White House spokesman Jay Carney held up the comments of a GOP insurance commissioner in Georgia as a "particularly egregious example" of Republicans who are trying to “sabotage” Obamacare. During remarks to a Republican women's club meeting, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/04/13 07:13 PM
Government watchdog groups are criticizing the White House's decision to withhold the names and identities of 18 people who stood behind President Obama on Tuesday as he kicked off a new publicity campaign to promote Obamacare. Nineteen people joined the president on stage at the Executive...
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