Serious security issues for Obamacare web site?

Serious security issues for Obamacare web site?

Obama administration officials are facing mounting questions about whether they cut corners on security testing while rushing to meet a self-imposed deadline to launch online health insurance markets. Documents show that the part of HealthCare.gov that consumers interact with directly received only a temporary six-month security certification because it had not been fully tested before […]

Gay rights bill headed for approval in Senate

Gay rights bill headed for approval in Senate

The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans’ greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage. The vote of 61-30 essentially ensured that the Senate has the votes to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that […]

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

From rural Iowa to urban New York, voters across America will render judgment in a slate of political contests Tuesday, including in New Jersey and Virginia where gubernatorial race outcomes could highlight the Republican Party division between pragmatists and ideologues. Elsewhere, Colorado voters will set a tax rate for marijuana. New York City will elect […]

A push in Congress to restore Obama’s health care pledge

A push in Congress to restore Obama’s health care pledge

Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama’s long-ago pledge that anyone liking their coverage will be allowed to keep it under the nation’s controversial new law. The result is a stern new challenge for the White […]

Obama’s drop in public approval may be irreversible

Obama’s drop in public approval may be irreversible

Insiders say it is hard for the President to accept, but Barack Obama’s personal appeal and public approval ratings aren’t what they once were. In his first term, Obama’s personal favorability ratings gave him protection from the economic recession, bruising confrontations with Congressional Republicans and re-election prospects that seemed questionable until Republicans put up a […]

GOP Senator wants ‘pause’ in implementing Obamacare

GOP Senator wants ‘pause’ in implementing Obamacare

Sensing an opportune time, Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte is asking for a pause in the Obamacare rollout as anxiety grows about troubles with the federal website for buying insurance and possibly low numbers of people signing up for coverage. “I’m calling on the president now to say, ‘Let’s have a time-out on this.’ Mr. President, […]

Nevada GOP Senator gives major boost to gay rights bill

Nevada GOP Senator gives major boost to gay rights bill

Proponents of a gay rights bill gained crucial support in the Senate on Monday as a Nevada Republican announced he backed the measure because “discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstance.” Hours before a test vote, Sen. Dean Heller expressed his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, joining all 55 members of the Democratic […]