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In prison for 10 years or more? Apply for clemency

In prison for 10 years or more? Apply for clemency

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal with high…

Obama to view Washington mudslide damage

Obama to view Washington mudslide damage

President Barack Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama will stop while on his way…

Obama to Republicans: Obamacare is working. So shut up!

Obama to Republicans: Obamacare is working.  So shut up!

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for…

Parallels between Clinton, Obama health care fights

Parallels between Clinton, Obama health care fights

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an…

Late enrollments improve prospects for Obamacare

Late enrollments improve prospects for Obamacare

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young…

Obama, Biden to unveil $600 million in job grants

Obama, Biden to unveil $600 million in job grants

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of…

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of…

Obama taps Sylvia Burwell to head HHS

Obama taps Sylvia Burwell to head HHS

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run “Obamacare,” would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington’s toughest jobs, even though she has little direct…

Kathleen Sebelius calls it quits as HHS Secretary

Kathleen Sebelius calls it quits as HHS Secretary

For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and…

Michele Obama, Jill Biden work to help troops

Michele Obama, Jill Biden work to help troops

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are offering relief to millions of people who care for wounded service members and veterans. At the White House on Friday, the first lady and…