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  • Would taller buildings ruin the Washington, D.C., skyline?

    WASHINGTON--Will visitors to the nation’s capital still be able to see a skyline that includes the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol and other national landmarks if Congress relaxes century-old building height restrictions?¬† That was perhaps...
  • Emails show officials alarmed by healthcare.gov months before debut

    Emails show officials alarmed by healthcare.gov months before debut
    WASHINGTON — As work on healthcare.gov — the federal online portal to sign up for new health insurance plans — backed up during the summer, employees of the agency responsible for it started to raise alarms. In emails, they listed...
  • Benghazi witnesses grilled in secret on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON — Two of the Justice Department's key witnesses in last year's terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, were summoned to Capitol Hill this month and grilled for hours in separate legal depositions. Responding to...
  • Official won't commit to meeting deadline for health website fix

    Official won't commit to meeting deadline for health website fix
    WASHINGTON – A top administration official Wednesday stopped short of guaranteeing that technical issues with the new healthcare website would be largely resolved by the president’s Nov. 30 deadline, heightening Democrats’ concerns about...
  • Obama's top tech on House panel hot seat

    Obama's top tech on House panel hot seat
    WASHINGTON — Todd Park, the nation's chief technology officer, is the top tech expert in the U.S. government and the face of President Barack Obama's effort to bring the federal bureaucracy into the iPad era. The onetime entrepreneur, a 40-year-...
  • Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing

    WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks. House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments...
  • White House calls subpoena for top tech official 'unnecessary'

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The White House is reviewing a subpoena for testimony from its top technology chief, but a spokesman called the request from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee an “unnecessary” distraction from the...
  • Few takers for Obamacare in HealthCare.gov's first days: documents

    Few takers for Obamacare in HealthCare.gov's first days: documents
    Only six people enrolled on the opening morning for HealthCare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released on Thursday by a U.S. House of Representatives committee. And only a couple of hundred Americans had signed up in its...
  • White House brings in help to fix healthcare website

    White House brings in help to fix healthcare website
    WASHINGTON – A familiar troubleshooter has been enlisted to try to fix the government's health insurance website, administration officials said Tuesday, as political pressure piled up over the centerpiece of President Obama's healthcare law....
  • Republicans threaten Sebelius with subpoena over Obamacare website

    Republicans threaten Sebelius with subpoena over Obamacare website
    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...
  • Health website contractors acknowledge late changes, limited tests

    Health website contractors acknowledge late changes, limited tests
    WASHINGTON — Developers of the troubled Obamacare website confirmed Thursday that a last-minute decision requiring users to sign up before shopping for insurance caused the system to bottleneck and acknowledged they did not conduct an "end to end"...
  • Republicans press advantage over healthcare website

    Promising to press investigations into what went wrong, congressional Republicans  on Sunday said that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should leave over the website problems that have crippled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act....