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GOP plan leaves 22 million more uninsured

Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party's health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension...

GOP health bill hurts 23 million

The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly...

GOP braces for bad news from CBO

Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that...

Obama cutting back on budget deficit reductions

President Barack Obama will propose an election-year budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits, officials disclosed Thursday. He also...

Raising minimum wage could cost half-million jobs by 2016

A report by Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party's drive to boost...

Anti-Obamacare rants: Facts don’t support rhetoric

As is normal in political debates, the facts come up short of matching rhetoric, especially when it comes to anti-Obamacare rants from the usual...

Does new health care law mean fewer people on the job?

Several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation's workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama's health...

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

New U.S. budget deficit estimates due on Tuesday will likely show a rapidly improving fiscal picture over the next few years, contributing to a...

White House claims easy ride to lifting debt limit

A top White House official voiced confidence on Thursday that Republicans would agree in the next few weeks to lift the country's borrowing limit...

House rushing for approval of new farm bill

The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue...