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  • State of the Union: Obama offers prescription for Democrats in tough election year

    State of the Union: Obama offers prescription for Democrats in tough election year
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered a campaign blueprint for fellow Democrats who are facing a tough election this November: Challenge Republicans who criticize his signature healthcare law to come up with something better. The president had...
  • Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say

    Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say
    WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
  • Administration opens first hole in health law mandate

    Administration opens first hole in health law mandate
    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. The...
  • White House seeks quick fix to health policy cancellations

    White House seeks quick fix to health policy cancellations
    NEW ORLEANS — Administration officials scrambled Friday to find a quick fix to a problem President Obama said would never come about — millions of insurance policies canceled for people who have health plans they want to keep. But as the...
  • Official won't commit to meeting deadline for health website fix

    Official won't commit to meeting deadline for health website fix
    WASHINGTON – A top administration official Wednesday stopped short of guaranteeing that technical issues with the new healthcare website would be largely resolved by the president’s Nov. 30 deadline, heightening Democrats’ concerns about...
  • Obamacare enrollments far below targets

    Obamacare enrollments far below targets
    WASHINGTON — Newly released figures show enrollments for coverage under President Obama's healthcare plan fell far below official projections, underscoring the damage inflicted by the botched rollout and further endangering the administration's...
  • Mikulski to speak on Senate women at Democratic National Convention

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday. The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record...
  • Senators challenge federal denial of aid to Marylanders hit by Sandy

    Senators challenge federal denial of aid to Marylanders hit by Sandy
    U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the...
  • Interior department to hold big gulf oil lease sale

     
    The Obama administration plans to offer more than 20 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leases, the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill....
  • Thanksgiving travelers: Senator wants one checked bag to fly free

     
    On one of the busiest travel days of the year, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is pitching legislation that would allow airline passengers to check a bag for free...
  • Lawmakers and airlines square off over bag fees

     
    With the busy holiday travel season in full swing, federal lawmakers, passenger rights advocates and airlines are squaring off in Congress over one of the thorniest issues in flying today: baggage fees. But the bottom line is that you will......