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  • Obama presses health: Patients' rights

     
    by Andrew Zajac President Obama linked his efforts to pass health care overhaul legislation to repeated failed bi-partisan attempts to secure a so-called patients bill of rights, which would keep insurance companies from dumping customers because of pre-...
  • Health-care: 'Promise, disappointment'

     
    by Mark Silva With the Senate's 60-40 vote early this morning to move its health-care legislation to expected passage this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate had taken a "historic step'' toward delivering on the promise of......
  • White House: Health-care 95 pct finished

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama wanted an overhaul of the nation's health-care system by the end of the old year. He didn't get that. But he's close -- very close, the way the White House wants to frame the......
  • Health care: 2010 elections start here

     
    by Mark Silva With the Senate's 60-39 vote to proceed to debate, after Thanksgiving, on a health-care bill that the president is seeking by year's end, the debate of the 2010 midterm elections has been joined: For the Democrats, in......
  • 9/11 Comm. leader: 'Flaws' need fixing

     
    by Mark Silva Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission that spawned a new organization for U.S. intelligence-gathering, says the failure to detect a known threat boarding a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day with explosives is a sign of......
  • Reid, Lieberman friends -- 'honestly'

     
    by Mark Silva This isn't exactly like kissing and making up, but Sens. Harry Reid and Joe Lieberman insist they really don't hate each other. Both the Senate majority leader from Nevada and that precarious independent vote who is key......
  • Axelrod vs. Rove: Deficits for the record

     
    by Mark Silva Ever since former President George W. Bush's record budget deficit became President Barack Obama's record deficit, the finger-pointing in Washington has intensified. Bush had inherited an annual budget surplus from former President Bill...
  • Obama vs Boehner: Power to the people

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who will deliver his State of the Union address next week, and House Minority Leader John Boehner, delivering today a pre-buttal to that address, are torn over the implications of two far-reaching rulings handed......
  • Obama backing budgetary commission

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who spent much of his first year winning and then promoting a nearly $800 billion economic stimulus act and then pressing for a health-care reform that could cost more than $800 billion over the......
  • Budget deficit: $1.35 trillion in 2010

     
    by Michael Muskal The federal budget for fiscal year 2010 will show a deficit of $1.35 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office announced this morning, the latest number to be injected into what is more of a political issue than an......
  • White House spending freeze: Discretion

     
    by Mark Silva and updated In an attempt to confront growing public frustration with out-of-control federal spending in the wake of a recession that has cost millions of American jobs and a special election that has cost the White House......