| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:45 PM
President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by between 8 million and 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their new health plans.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Real bathroom, please
"We live in the Villas at Five Forks that has had a non-functioning pool for 2 years so we have been going to Jamestown Beach. Not quite as nice as a pool, but it's always clean. It would be so nice if James City would build a real...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Commission Chairman Alphonso Maldon Jr., says the intent of the interim report is to present a "comprehensive resource tool" for understanding military compensation. A final report to President Obama and Congress is due next February.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:16 AM
If you had an idea that you wanted to push through Congress, would you hitch it to a controversial tax proposal that had no chance of becoming law?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to make it easier for people with student...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Federal Reserve economist Karen Dynan to serve as the Treasury Department's chief economist.
Dynan, who has been serving as a counselor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, was confirmed on a...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...
| Jun 13, 2014
The memorandum signed Monday by President Barack Obama to expand a law capping what student loan borrowers must pay in monthly payments puts those who amassed debt earlier on equal footing with those who are getting similar loans now.
Borrowers today can...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years.
But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up approximately 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are on track to cost billions of dollars this year, a new federal report indicates....
| May 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...