| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:40 PM
WASHINGTON – Despite the problems plaguing the rollout of Obamacare, the “core of the law” is working and “more than half a million Americans have enrolled” in health plans so far in December, President Obama said Friday....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The Affordable Care Act may have just gotten a little more affordable. Or did it?
The Obama administration announced Thursday night that individuals whose health insurance plans are being canceled under the new provisions of Obamacare will be eligible...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- Midnight on Monday is the much-talked-of deadline for Americans to enroll in health plans that will be effective Jan. 1. Here are five key facts to keep in mind.
1. It's a deadline -- sort of.
Monday is the last day to sign up for...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:46 PM
President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job on Friday by naming San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the East Room at the White House, Obama named...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
If it sounded familiar when President Obama vowed to fix the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs medical system, that’s because it was.
The drumbeat of his response this week — defending the administration’s record, declaring his...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:44 AM
President Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:25 PM
President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:29 AM
In two recent online columns, The Times' Michael Hiltzik claimed that I, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 10, 2011, supported his argument that Social Security "can't contribute to the federal deficit."
That assertion is...
| Nov 2, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, thousands of revelers descended on West Hollywood for the city’s annual Halloween Carnaval, billed as the largest Halloween celebration in the world (more photos). Not to be...