Obamacare: Legacy or lunacy?

Obamacare: Legacy or lunacy?

As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs major work of its own if it is to go down in history […]

Mike Rogers moving his mouth from Congress to radio

Mike Rogers moving his mouth from Congress to radio

Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was retiring from Congress next year. The 50-year-old from Michigan made the surprising announcement in a radio interview, saying he’d leave Washington when his seventh term […]

Investigations continue in Christie scandals

Investigations continue in Christie scandals

Investigations led by federal authorities and New Jersey legislators are continuing to delve into the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, even as Gov. Chris Christie’s own probe has concluded that he was not involved in the plot to block traffic. Politically connected New York lawyer Randy Mastro released a report exonerating Christie on […]

Opposition to Obamacare remains high

Opposition to Obamacare remains high

Public support for President Barack Obama’s health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds that 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act. Yet even fewer — 13 percent — think it will be […]

Obama claims six million signed up for Obamacare

Obama claims six million signed up for Obamacare

Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama’s heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets. The announcement — four days before open enrollment season ends Monday — fulfills a revised goal set by the Congressional Budget Office and embraced […]

Four ‘librarians’ at center of nuclear cheating

Four ‘librarians’ at center of nuclear cheating

Investigators dubbed them “the librarians,” four Air Force nuclear missile launch officers at the center of a still-unfolding scandal over cheating on proficiency tests. “They tended to be at the hub” of illicit exchanges of test information, says Adam Lowther, one of seven investigators who dug into details of cheating that has embarrassed the Air […]

Adelson’s money buys on-line gaming opposition

Adelson’s money buys on-line gaming opposition

Three Republican governors who weren’t invited to GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson‘s political gathering in Las Vegas this week are nonetheless trumpeting their agreement with him against Internet gambling. Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Nikki Haley of South Carolina have submitted letters in recent days to congressional leaders stating that gambling in the virtual […]

GOP Presidential hopefuls seek billionaire’s big bucks

GOP Presidential hopefuls seek billionaire’s big bucks

A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP’s most powerful patrons. Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson is the main attraction for White House hopefuls as the Republican Jewish Coalition begins its annual “spring leadership meeting” Thursday along the city’s storied strip, the site of Adelson’s […]

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