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  • Healthcare vote: 'What elections are for'

     
    Posted at 7 am EST, updated at 5:30 pm President Barack Obama closed a bipartisan summit on healthcare today the way he opened it, with a speech about how much the Democrats and Republicans actually agree upon -- or should......
  • White House social secretary changing

     
    by Mark Silva It's always good to get a little distance between a big embarrassment and the consequences of it, such as the time between the White House's admittance of a couple of gate-crashers last fall and the departure today......
  • Healthcare, elections and 'nuclear option'

     
    by Mark Silva It was nearly one year ago, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recalled it today, that the president initiated a bipartisan discussion at the White House on healthcare. "It was a great day,'' said Pelosi (D-Calif.) "It was......
  • Rangel ethics violations charged

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York said he was "saving the best for last'' when he finally was called on to speak near the end of President Barack Obama's daylong bipartisan healthcare summit......
  • Obama's deficit-cutters: Lineup named

     
    by Mark Silva The lineup for the deficit-cutting commission that President Barack Obama has created is starting to take shape. The president's front line includes David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International, and Alice Rivlin, a fomer White House Office of....
  • Healthcare: Teamwork vs. power play

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, citing the team spirit of the U.S. Olympic athletes' successes in Vancouver, suggests today that Democrats and Republicans should be able to work together on needed healthcare reforms -- though the White House and.......
  • Doctors to Obama: Come back at 50

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with report President Barack Obama got a physical examination this morning at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He arrived there by helicopter at about 6:40 am EST. The physical was performed by......
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'A for effort' - elections tell

     
    by Mark Silva House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, maintaining that she has the votes in the House to pass a final healthcare bill regardless of remaining differences -- and allowing herself an "A'' for effort -- suggests that the Senate's grade......
  • FDA: Questions of protocol, conflict

     
    by Andrew Zajac The Obama Administration has made increased transparency a priority, and few government agencies are in greater need of it than the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA's recent handling of conflict of interest allegations against the...
  • White House social secretary: Smoot

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, as expected, has named Julianna Smoot to serve as social secretary for the White House. The announcement today follows the departure of Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, who was credited for running an open White......
  • Healthcare: 'Jamming' with majority vote

     
    by Mark Silva The majority rules. Except in the Senate, where by rule it takes 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and move a bill to a debate and vote. This, we are assured by longtime senators who stand by......