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Opponents spend $445 million on ads against Obamacare

Opponents spend $445 million on ads against Obamacare

A new analysis finds the nation’s health care overhaul deserves a place in advertising history as the focus of extraordinarily high spending on negative political TV ads that have gone…

Veterans’ Administration screwups under fire

Veterans’ Administration screwups under fire

The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans hospitals nationwide. The top official…

Military dishes out some punishment on sexual harassment

Military dishes out some punishment on sexual harassment

The U.S. military fired or disciplined nearly 500 workers for sexual harassment in a 12-month period, and nearly 13 percent of the complaints filed involved repeat offenders, according to new…

How health care cost controls could end up costing you

How health care cost controls could end up costing you

You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket. The Obama administration has given the go-ahead…

Segregation returning to American schools

Segregation returning to American schools

Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools. Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education…

Health care law helps on childbirth medical bills

Health care law helps on childbirth medical bills

The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in…

Hagel wants review of military transgender ban

Hagel wants review of military transgender ban

The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military “continually should be reviewed,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy…

Feds fail to inspect high-risk oil wells

Feds fail to inspect high-risk oil wells

The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say. The report, obtained…

Secret Service detailed to protect boss’s assistant

Secret Service detailed to protect boss’s assistant

Members of a Secret Service special unit responsible for patrolling near the White House were pulled off that assignment over at least two months in 2011 to protect the assistant…

Help for embattled troops from a therapy dog

Help for embattled troops from a therapy dog

After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the…