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  • Republicans press advantage over healthcare website

    Promising to press investigations into what went wrong, congressional Republicans  on Sunday said that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should leave over the website problems that have crippled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Obama's healthcare promises return to haunt him

    WASHINGTON — As the pitchman for his landmark healthcare law, President Obama promised to make buying insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket online or a "TV on Amazon." It would be simple, he said. If there were problems, the president...
  • Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage

    Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage
    WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Dean Heller...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Student loan plan fails for second time in Senate

    WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend lower interest rates for some federal student loans failed for the second time in the Senate on Wednesday, putting new pressure on Democrats to reach a compromise on the issue. A unanimous bloc of Republicans,...
  • Senators announce deal to end student loan impasse

    Senators announce deal to end student loan impasse
    WASHINGTON – Student borrowers will see interest rates reduced to levels near those that expired last month under a deal announced by lawmakers Thursday, potentially ending a battle over college costs that had divided Democrats and threatened to...
  • Janet Yellen expected to be confirmed by Senate as Fed chief Monday

    Janet Yellen expected to be confirmed by Senate as Fed chief Monday
    WASHINGTON -- Senators on Monday are expected to confirm Janet L. Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, scheduling a late afternoon vote that could be the closest ever for a leader of the central bank. Yellen, 67, a former UC Berkeley...
  • West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

    Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant. Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
  • Creative bankruptcy: That West Virginia chemical company

    Creative bankruptcy: That West Virginia chemical company
    As predictably as night follows day, it was clear that the onslaught of lawsuits over the chemical poisoning of virtually the entire water supply of Charleston, W.Va., would be followed by a bankruptcy filing by the chemical company at the center of the...
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster
    WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the Senate on Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on...
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters
    WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...