Barbara Mikulski

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tavenner says Web Site improved and improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior government official declined to say Tuesday if the administration will support legislation to fulfill President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that anyone who likes their health care plan will be able […]

11/05/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Congress governs self under ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Think you’re confused by “Obamacare.” It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in […]

11/01/2013

The White House in Washington is seen at night, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. President Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as […]

09/30/2013

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Military calls sexual assault ‘like a cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders said Tuesday that sexual assault in the ranks is “like a cancer” that could destroy the force, but they expressed serious concerns about far-reaching congressional efforts to strip commanders of […]

06/04/2013

Md. senators to collect on Super Bowl wager

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s U.S. senators are enjoying the spoils of victory following the Baltimore Ravens’ win in the Super Bowl.

02/07/2013

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