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CBO: Obama budget cuts deficits $1.1T by 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s budget would trim projected federal deficits by $1.1 trillion over the coming decade, using nearly $6 in higher revenues for every $1 in reduced spending to achieve it, Congress’ […]

05/17/2013

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PROMISES, PROMISES: When Obama’s promises conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others. If there’s one thing […]

05/03/2013

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Poll: Trust in government, Obama approval slip

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s re-election glow is gone. Congress’ reputation remains dismal. And only about one in five Americans say they trust the government to do what’s right most of the time, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

04/18/2013

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Medicare increase could ding some in middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) – Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. She doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors.

04/14/2013

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Upper-income seniors’ Medicare hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees, the administration revealed Friday.

04/12/2013

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Hypocrisy runs deep in Washington’s budget debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-running debate over taxes and spending is producing especially blatant examples of politicians contradicting themselves and attacking opponents for taking the same stances they’ve taken themselves.

04/11/2013

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An agency-by-agency guide to Obama’s 2014 budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years, raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.

04/10/2013

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Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.

04/10/2013

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Pacific Health Corporation closes 3 hospitals

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Health Corporation officials say they’ll close their three remaining hospitals, in part because of legal costs associated with allegations they recruited homeless people to charge Medicare and Medi-Cal for care they didn’t need.

04/02/2013

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PROMISES, PROMISES: Testing Obama’s health care

One in an Associated Press series examining President Barack Obama’s campaign promises and what he is doing, or not doing, to keep them. The issue: Health Care.

03/28/2013

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