Anonymous hackers breaching government computers

Anonymous hackers breaching government computers

Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc’s software to launch a rash of electronic break-ins that began […]

Obamacare debacle gives Republicans hope for 2014

Obamacare debacle gives Republicans hope for 2014

Just a few short weeks ago, Republican elders could only hope that time would make voters forget about the government shutdown the party engineered in October. Now, with millions of Americans in an uproar over health insurance policies canceled because of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans believe they could seize control of the […]

Pelosi claims Democrats not abandoning Obamacare

Pelosi claims Democrats not abandoning Obamacare

The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Sunday that her party would not abandon President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform law, despite unrelenting Republican opposition and emerging signs of market turmoil for consumers and health insurers. Two days after 39 House Democrats joined Republicans on a bill aimed at undermining the […]

‘Duck Dynasty’ candidate wins Congressional seat

‘Duck Dynasty’ candidate wins Congressional seat

Republican businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer who boasts of never having visited Washington, D.C., won a special election in Louisiana on Saturday to fill the congressional seat formerly held by fellow Republican Rodney Alexander. In a runoff to fill Louisiana’s vacant 5th Congressional District, McAllister took 60 percent of the vote against fellow Republican […]

Obamacare website upgrade this weekend?

Obamacare website upgrade this weekend?

The Obama administration hopes to upgrade the performance of its faltering HealthCare.gov website this weekend by adding new capacity just two weeks before a crucial deadline for having it running smoothly, a presidential adviser said on Friday. “We will be bringing additional servers online, as well as additional database capacity and data storage. With these […]

Obama rebuked by 39 Dems who vote for GOP bill

Obama rebuked by 39 Dems who vote for GOP bill

In the most significant legislative rebuke to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, 39 members of his Democratic Party voted for a Republican bill in the House of Representatives on Friday aimed at undermining his signature domestic policy. The measure from Republican Representative Fred Upton of Michigan passed 261-157. Thirty-nine Democrats, nearly a fifth of the […]

Mounting woes for problem-plagued Obamacare debacle

Mounting woes for problem-plagued Obamacare debacle

A tiny fraction of the hoped-for millions have signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the government said on Wednesday, highlighting the scale of problems bedeviling Obama’s biggest domestic policy achievement. The law also confronted its most threatening legislative challenge since enactment in 2010, with Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley agreeing to […]

Governor signs Hawaii gay marriage bill into law

Governor signs Hawaii gay marriage bill into law

Hawaii‘s governor on Wednesday signed into law a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state, long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination and regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony. With the signing by Governor Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii became the 15th U.S. state to legalize marriage for […]