| Oct 18, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It’s divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law. It hasn’t been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP&...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin!
Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- Top Republicans have threatened Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with a subpoena if she does not provide them documents related to problems with the federal healthcare exchange's website by Monday.
In a letter sent...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Only now does Obamacare's namesake call the press to the Rose Garden, which is much better tended than his signature program, to acknowledge what everybody already knows: There are, well, a few problems with his signature program. Problems are now known...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON – The official charged with overseeing the online health marketplaces apologized Tuesday to a congressional panel for issues that have plagued the rollout of President Obama’s signature health law, but said she was confident the...
| Oct 31, 2013
WASHINGTON — In her first appearance before Congress since the botched debut of the federal healthcare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday apologized for the "debacle," accepted responsibility and promised the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Opening a possible diplomatic solution to avoid a U.S. military strike, Syria’s foreign minister on Monday welcomed a suggestion floated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to move all the country’s chemical weapons under international...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- A proposal that would delay a possible U.S. military strike and give Syria’s government 45 days to come into compliance with an international chemical weapons treaty could get a vote in the Senate as it considers the president’...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject...
| Sep 11, 2013
What if we attack Syria?
What if we don't?
These are the biggest "what if?" questions on the planet right now.
Yet the White House team tasked with handling them is showing a selective aversion to related "what if?" questions.
What if Congress...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:02 PM
PIERRE — A group representing chemical manufacturers spent at least $100,000 on television ads in South Dakota in recent weeks promoting U.S. Sen. John Thune.
The Republican doesn’t face re-election until 2016. He didn’t have an...