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Health care a dividing issue in 2014 races

Health care a dividing issue in 2014 races

Republicans see the 2014 midterm elections as a chance to capitalize on voter frustration with the problem-plagued health care overhaul, but the GOP first must settle a slate of Senate…

Looks like we can’t stamp out postage rate increases

Looks like we can’t stamp out postage rate increases

Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to…

Merry Christmas from Capitol Hill Blue

Merry Christmas from Capitol Hill Blue

Merry Christmas from all of us at Capitol Hill Blue and our sincere wishes for a happy and safe holiday along with a Happy New Year. This Christmas is more…

Snowden: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

Snowden: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies Snowden told The Washington Post in…

President enrolls for Obamacare but won’t use it

President enrolls for Obamacare but won’t use it

He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment…

Obamacare deadline pushed back another day

Obamacare deadline pushed back another day

As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday, to…

Sticker shock waiting those who get health insurance

Sticker shock waiting those who get health insurance

As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a…

Slicing up the trillion dollar budget pie

Slicing up the trillion dollar budget pie

As Washington empties out for the holidays, a final budget fight will play out in the nearly empty Capitol building as congressional staffers parcel out more than $1 trillion to…

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

The Pentagon’s top civilian says it’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he’s facing a test of wills with the nation’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut…

‘Duck Dynasty’ debacle apparently over…for now

‘Duck Dynasty’ debacle apparently over…for now

Is the end near for the hysteria over Duck Dynasty honcho Phil Robertson’s attack on homosexuals and others things he doesn’t agree with? After suspending Robertson “indefinitely” from the hit…