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Sebelius to face tough questioning on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration’s troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the online portal to buy insurance, and concerns about the […]

10/27/2013

From left, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida CEO Patrick Geraghty, and other health care chief executive officers arrive at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, to meet with White House officials regarding President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Healthcare.gov failures surface at Hill hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration’s troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live. Executives of CGI Federal, […]

10/24/2013

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White House aide fired over Twitter account

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House national security official has been fired for running a Twitter account that was harshly critical of the Obama administration. Jofi Joseph served as non-proliferation director at the National Security […]

10/23/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The […]

10/16/2013

In this  June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms […]

10/10/2013

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

Businesses question health care law requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some businesses say they’ll be forced to hire fewer people or cut employee hours to avoid having to offer insurance coverage to workers under the new health care law. But an economic […]

10/09/2013

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Feds set repairs on glitchy health care website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it’s planning fixes to the glitch-prone federal website that uninsured people can use to sign for coverage under the new health care law. Officials said late Friday that […]

10/04/2013

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White House supports back pay for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it supports House legislation to give back pay to federal workers furloughed during the current partial government shutdown. The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a […]

10/04/2013

Georgetown University's campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama administration says colleges should seek diversity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is telling colleges and universities they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially […]

09/26/2013

Women link arms and sit in a circle to block the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, to protest Congress' inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now […]

09/13/2013

Judge almost shut down surveillance program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge who oversaw a secret U.S. spy court almost shut down the government’s domestic surveillance program designed to fight terrorism after he “lost confidence” in officials’ ability to operate […]

09/10/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

US officials: US considers training Syria rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training […]

09/05/2013

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