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  • The CBO tells Republicans (politely) they're all wet on Obamacare

    As a bipartisan agency, the Congressional Budget Office has to tread lightly when it tells any of its clients on Capitol Hill that they're full of it. So the agency's remarks Monday about the employment impact of the Affordable Care Act is remarkable...
  • Obama looks to Hollywood to help promote his healthcare law

    Obama looks to Hollywood to help promote his healthcare law
    Wedged into the blotter on Mike Farah's desk at the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood is an index card with a list — wrangling talent, polishing scripts and arranging shoots — long enough to keep the comedy website executive fully occupied....
  • Here's the lowdown on the health insurance penalty

    If you don't buy a health insurance policy by March 31, 2014, get ready to pay up. The Affordable Care Act requires just about everyone to have health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty. The penalty starts small and grows over the next three years,...
  • Doctor demand will grow by up to a third by 2025 - study

    Doctor demand will grow by up to a third by 2025 - study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Driven by an aging population and increased access to health insurance, the U.S. will need more doctors by 2025, says a new study. The expected rise in demand varies by state and medical specialty, according to the study's...
  • Why the new CBO report on Obamacare is good news

    Why the new CBO report on Obamacare is good news
    The Congressional Budget Office is out with its latest report on the Affordable Care Act, and here are a few bottom lines: — The ACA is cheaper than it expected. — It will "markedly increase" the number of Americans with health insurance....
  • Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]

    Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]
    President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
  • GOP, tea party are the only adults in the room

    GOP, tea party are the only adults in the room
    If congressional negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, voters will blame House Republicans, but it's the president and fellow Democrats that are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly. Studies by the...
  • Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions

    Charities to lobby Congress to preserve tax deductions
    Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations. “The Congress is...
  • Treasury sells more GM stock, expects to sell the rest by year's end

    Treasury sells more GM stock, expects to sell the rest by year's end
    WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Thursday it has sold an additional 70.2-million shares of General Motors Co. stock acquired as part of the automaker's bailout and expects to unload the rest by the end of the year. The sale of the final...
  • Rep. Hahn cites 'appalling' Southern California road conditions

    Citing a recent study that said L.A.'s roads are the worst in the country, Rep. Janice Hahn on Tuesday called for Congress to find other ways to fully fund the nation's deteriorating network of roadways. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana has the...
  • Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery

    Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery
    WASHINGTON -- Most business economists believe the Federal Reserve's controversial bond-buying stimulus program has helped boost the recovery, but differ on the effects of the healthcare reform law and other policies by President Obama and Congress,...