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Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

Barack Obama, amid the lowest poll numbers of his presidency and a barrage of bad headlines, accentuated the positive on Saturday, telling Americans that the US economy is headed “in the right direction.” “Over the past couple months, most of the political headlines you’ve read have probably been about the government shutdown and the launch […]

Finally, some good news on Obamacare’s web site?

Finally, some good news on Obamacare’s web site?

There won’t be a magic moment, but the Obama administration‘s much-maligned health insurance website should be able to weather an expected year-end crush of customers, officials asserted Friday. A combination of software fixes, design changes, added hardware and newly announced wiggle room should provide the right combination to finally deliver a workable website, White House […]

News media to Obama: ‘Give us more access’

News media to Obama:  ‘Give us more access’

Dozens of leading news organizations are protesting to the White House against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as […]

Rebrand Obamacare? Not that easy in political minefield

Rebrand Obamacare? Not that easy in political minefield

President Barack Obama blamed Republicans on Tuesday for contributing to the troubled rollout of his signature healthcare insurance plan and said it will be hard to “rebrand” Obamacare after his administration fixes a website used to sign up for the program. “We should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout,” Obama told a […]

Political tug-of-war escalates over Obamacare woes

Political tug-of-war escalates over Obamacare woes

The race intensified on Monday between Republicans trying to discredit President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law and officials trying to repair the flawed website crucial to the success of his policy reform. While Obama administration officials said they had made significant improvements to HealthCare.gov, Republicans began appealing to the public on Monday for personal accounts […]

Obama reverses, moves to stop insurance cancellations

Obama reverses, moves to stop insurance cancellations

His personal and political credibility on the line, President Barack Obama reversed course Thursday and said millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans now ticketed for cancellation under the health care law that is likely to be at the heart of the 2014 elections. The immediate impact on consumers was unclear, […]

Obamacare signups fall way short of goal

Obamacare signups fall way short of goal

Putting a statistic on disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on a problem-filled federal website. States running their own enrollment systems did better, signing up more than 79,000, for a total enrollment of over 106,000. Still, that […]