Kay Hagan

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Policy cancellations: Obama will allow old plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled. The […]

11/14/2013

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Democrats want ‘Obamacare’ deadlines moved back

WASHINGTON (AP) — After uniting against Republican efforts earlier this month to delay President Barack Obama’s health care law, a growing number Democrats in Congress now want to extend the enrollment deadline, and one senator […]

10/24/2013

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., smiles as he leaves the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term,  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP House: Keep government open, hit ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve — and […]

09/20/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel on furloughs for Defense Department civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months […]

07/05/2013

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Congress spares military’s tuition aid program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has spared a program that provides tuition aid to active duty military from the budget knife. The House cleared a massive spending bill that includes a provision restoring the program for the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps.

03/21/2013