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Palin against deal: 'Read my lipstick'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is joining the chorus of conservative voices coming out against the budget compromise that passed the House on Thursday.<p>The former vice presidential candidate on Thursday wrote a Breitbart op-ed slamming the deal, negotiated by Rep. Paul Wisconsin (R-Wis.) and Sen. …

White House ignores 'lie of the year' award

The White House is not rushing to claim President Obama's latest award: Lie of the year.<p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday the administration is focused on putting its health care plan in place; he declined to discuss the declaration by the fact-checking website PolitiFact of its annual …

W.H. press hits Carney over access

A frustrated press corps sounded off Thursday against White House press secretary Jay Carney over lack of access to President Barack Obama.<p>Carney said the White House “is working” to address the concerns, noting that the administration has been meeting with the White House Correspondents’ …

MSNBC's Ed Schultz paid $252,000 by unions in last two years

Ed Schultz, the MSNBC host who frequently champions union causes, was paid $252,000 by union groups between 2012 and 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.<p>Those payments — which came from AFL-CIO electrical workers, postal workers, and others — were designated for either …

Tea Party Republicans: The Biggest Sore Winners in Washington

The budget deal brokered by Senator Patty Murray of Washington and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is, in many ways, a clear win for Republicans.<p>The …

Democratic Pollster: Slamming Obamacare in 2014 Is a “Trap” for GOP

The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act has dented public support for President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, but Republicans …

White House Press Corps Rebels Over Photo Access

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney faced open revolt from the White House press corps Thursday over the Obama administration’s rules governing …

HHS to Issa: We don't trust you

The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him to keep secret information that could give hackers a roadmap to …

White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the president's health law.<p>The Department of Health and Human …

More Obamacare Deadlines Extended

<b>Updated 7:14 p.m.</b><p>In a sign of how seriously website enrollment problems have hampered implementation of the new health care reform law, federal …

U.S. lays out steps to smooth Obamacare coverage in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration called on private health insurers on Thursday to make it easier for Americans to obtain coverage and access medical services starting January 1, even if technical troubles or other issues prevent timely enrollment in Obamacare plans.<p>A man looks over …

U.S. Congress poised to limit contractor pay: Is $487,000 a year enough?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress is poised to nearly halve the salary cap for U.S. government contractors after years of dramatic increases driven by skyrocketing executive pay.<p>A general view of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst<p>A broad budget bill likely to …

Reporters Revolt Over White House Press Access

Press Secretary Jay Carney got an earful today from a frustrated White House press corps, as reporters revolted against what they described as …