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Senate Democrats Go ‘Nuclear’ to Curb the Filibuster

Senate Democrats pushed through a historic change to the chamber’s rules on Thursday, doing away with filibusters on executive appointments and most …

Poll: 55% disapprove of Obamacare

A growing number of Americans disapprove of the health care law, a new poll Thursday shows.<p>Fifty-five percent of those surveyed disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and 40 percent approve, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. Gallup notes that this 15-percentage-point gap is the largest …

House Republicans Will Try to Impeach Eric Holder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Coming soon to the House of Representatives: an attempt to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. The …

Google jabs at US in latest report on government data demands

Requests by governments around the world for user account have doubled in the last three years, according to a new “Transparency Report” from …

TSA behavior-monitoring program may not be worth the cost, GAO says

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration, already under a harsh spotlight due to the shooting attack this month at Los Angeles International Airport, has spent nearly a billion dollars in recent years on a passenger behavior-monitoring program that has not been scientifically proved …

Secret Service Shaken By New Report Of Misconduct

A Secret Service supervisor has been removed from his post on the team that protects President Obama and another supervisor has been shifted to a different position after allegations of misconduct that have "sent tremors through an agency still trying to restore its elite reputation," <i>The Washington</i> …

Obama Announces Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year

Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing …

Making of ACA management failure

In the days after HealthCare.gov went live, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough quietly dispatched Jeff Zients, a favorite West Wing fixer, to assess the operation and report back.<p>When Zients did, President Barack Obama learned the project was in worse shape than suspected — riddled with …

E-mail appeal: Give HealthCare.gov another try

E-mails went to potential customers who were frozen out of the website.<p>WASHINGTON — The government began sending 275,000 e-mail messages Tuesday to people who have not been able to enroll in the federal health care exchange system.<p>The e-mails invite people to come back to the site to reattempt …

New veterans change face of holiday

Veterans Day in America is traditionally a time to look back, but the new generation of veterans wants to remind people the country also must look forward.<p>As they return home after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, younger veterans argue the holiday can’t just be about wreaths on …

GOP hits Obama the manager

Strip away everything else, and the heart of Barack Obama’s appeal was supposed to be a very simple proposition: I’ve got this.<p>For years, his critics have tried to argue that he doesn’t. Now they believe they finally have proof everyone can agree on: the botched Obamacare website, the questions on …

Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.<p>"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation …

Sebelius hearing: More bad news

<b>3. Democrats can’t settle on a message</b><p>If you needed any reminder of how painful the Obamacare rollout has been for Democrats, all you had to do was listen to them veer back and forth between scolding Sebelius and throwing her softballs — never quite finding the right mix.<p>Baucus, whose warning of a …

Moderates win the day in off-year election

Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the Virginia governor's mansion.<p>Elsewhere, New York …

Sebelius on Healthcare.gov: 'A Miserable Five Weeks'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While appearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, Health and Human Services …

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Hillary Clinton Raked In Around $400,000 Speaking At Goldman Sachs

Clinton takes home about $200,000 per speech, which apparently is around the going rate for the "formers" of President Obama's cabinet. From NRO:<p>Last Thursday, Clinton spoke for the AIMS Alternative Investment Conference hosted by Goldman Sachs, a closed event exclusively for Goldman clients. AIMS …

Dems caught in Obamacare uproar

It’s not the GOP that President Barack Obama has to worry about in defending his botched health care rollout, it’s fellow Democrats.<p>They voted for the law, sang its praises for three-plus years and still believe in the promise of health care reform. But now they face a conundrum: stay in lock step …

Obama Kicks Off the Healthcare.gov Apology Tour

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Obama made a renewed case for Obamacare — and …

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Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

John Boehner's Facebook Wall Is Not A Happy Place Right Now

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The Reign Of Morons: The Presidenting

<b>Was it just me</b>, or was that as pissed-off as we're likely to see the president in public? Oh, he was still maddeningly vague about who really was behind the Reign Of Morons, all that talk about "the other side," without using the words, "Republicans," "conservatives," or "raving nutballs," and all …

Tech experts: Health exchange site needs total overhaul

WASHINGTON — The federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system, technology experts told USA TODAY.<p>The site could be perfect, but if the systems from which it …

Why the Shutdown is a Republican Victory

The news from Washington is all about President Obama’s impending triumph in the government shutdown/debt ceiling standoff. “Boehner Blinks,” …

Americans Have Lost VIRTUALLY ALL of Our Constitutional Rights

<i>Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com</i><p>This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the …