| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday.
President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Obama did not know about the problems with the health insurance law website before its launch, and she is dodging questions about whether she will resign over the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON - -Just six enrollments occurred on the opening day for www.healthcare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released late Thursday by a House oversight committee.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- Midnight on Monday is the much-talked-of deadline for Americans to enroll in health plans that will be effective Jan. 1. Here are five key facts to keep in mind.
1. It's a deadline -- sort of.
Monday is the last day to sign up for...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Insurance companies have sent out notices of their plans to cancel policies by the end of the year for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have individual coverage. The companies have blamed mandates for more generous benefits under Obamacare for...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
"We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness.
Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:25 PM
First order of business for the returning Congress: The No Bailout for Insurance Companies Act of 2014.
Make it one line long: "Sections 1341 and 1342 of the Affordable Care Act are hereby repealed."
End of bill. End of bailout. End of story.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:32 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.
Below is a timeline...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama teased Ellen DeGeneres about the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on the talk show he...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:27 AM
WASHINGTON – A former executive at software giant Microsoft is assuming oversight of the Obama administration’s efforts to repair the troubled HealthCare.gov website, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Even with its health insurance marketplace floundering for the fourth week, the Obama administration is resisting what some Democratic allies contend is the most logical response to the problem: giving consumers more time to sign up....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In Syfy's reality competition "Opposite Worlds," Twitter put unprecedented power in the hands of viewers, supplying them with the ability to reward popular contestants with a luxurious spa day while punishing others with a less savory task: cleaning human...