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As it turns out, Obama has met his Uncle Omar

WASHINGTON– After saying there was no evidence the two had ever met, theWhite Houseacknowledged Thursday that PresidentObamaonce lived for a few weeks with his uncle, Onyango Obama, a Kenyan who was in the United States illegally and faced possible deportation.<p>The president met his father’s …

Ryan, Murray a few billion apart

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are only a few billion dollars in budgetary savings away from a deal that would set spending levels and blunt the impact of across-the-board spending cuts for the next two years, according to sources close to the negotiations.<p>But hurdles remain, as finding those …

The GOP’s Incredible Shrinking Big Tent

They don’t want to fund gay candidates, want to repeal the minimum wage, and need classes on talking to women. Republicans agree they need a bigger …

Obamacare Will Make Ex-Cons Healthier

Obama­care will ex­pand health in­sur­ance cov­er­age to mil­lions of pre­vi­ously in­car­cer­ated in­di­vidu­als, and it’s set to have big im­pacts …

Young Americans Expect Obamacare to Be Repealed

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Obama Talks Up Obamacare, the NSA and Pope Francis on MSNBC’s Hardball

In an hour-long interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews held at American University in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama defended the improved …

On ‘Hardball,’ Obama Touts HealthCare.gov, Dodges Clinton-Biden Talk

In a live talk with Chris Matthews, the president pushed young people to get insured, showed optimism about immigration reform, but refused to weigh …

Are Young Voters Turning on Obama?

A new study shows a dropoff in support for the president. But does it mean Milennials have soured on Obama, or that youngsters just joining the pool …

GOP Rep.: “Reality” is that “some Americans’ lives have gotten better” because of Obamacare

Virginia’s Scott Rigell strays from his party’s talking points and admits Obamacare has its benefits<p>It's an article of faith among many conservatives and most Republicans that Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster. You don't vote 40-plus times to repeal a bill you think has its virtues, after all.<p>So …

Riding the Fracking Wave All the Way to China

The race is on to make Amer­ica the Saudi Ar­a­bia of nat­ur­al gas, but not every­one is in love with the idea of the U.S. be­com­ing a ma­jor …