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 Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 02:01 PM
As if Congress hasn't failed enough this year to ingratiate itself with the public, the price of a gallon of milk is at risk of doubling in early 2014 if lawmakers don't pass a long-delayed farm bill by year's end. The 2008 farm bill expired last year without a replacement, though coverage for...
By David M. Drucker | 12/06/13 12:15 PM
House lawmakers and staff are having significant problems enrolling in Obamacare and may miss their sign-up deadline on Monday, according to a House official who asked the Obama administration to help deal with the problem. House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel notified lawmakers'...
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 Meghashyam Mali | 12/06/13 12:07 PM
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Friday. “President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory...
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 Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 11:53 AM
There has been no shortage of energy on Capitol Hill this year, as extreme partisanship has fueled bitter and protracted battles that have kept lawmakers constantly in the news. But despite the noise, Congress has failed to advance many of its core agenda items, including the most basic of...
By Brian Hughes | 12/06/13 11:50 AM
The person most responsible for repairing the botched healthcare.gov website has no official title. If Jeffrey Zients, President Obama's “Mr. Fix-It,” is the public face of the Obamacare cleanup effort, Michael Dickerson, a site-reliability engineer on leave from Google, is the invisible...
By Brian Hughes | 12/06/13 11:47 AM
The White House is declaring victory in fixing healthcare.gov, but there are looming issues beyond the website that the administration must address to avoid a fatal blow to President Obama’s signature initiative.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/06/13 11:45 AM
President Obama's freshly cut nuclear deal with Iran faces new challenges in the Senate, where lawmakers, including fellow Democrats, are intent on imposing tougher economic sanctions on Iran despite warnings that they could derail diplomatic efforts.
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