| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It wasn't supposed to be like this.
At the end of 2013, the Washington Post's electoral number-crunchers calculated that the Democrats had a 1 percent chance to win back the House of Representatives. Barely into 2014, that already seems pretty...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:37 PM
METAIRIE, La. — In the months before Congress passed the president's healthcare law, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu faced a deluge: The office phones rang off the hook, the mail was heavy and a few restive constituents — well aware of the cameras...
| 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 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Two statements explain the huge failure of Obamacare. One is by President Barack Obama, the other is about him.
The first was made in St. Paul, Minn., at the end of the 2008 primary campaign, when candidate Obama predicted that generations would look...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Drew Greenblatt has bought health insurance for his 29 employees at Marlin Steel Wire Products for more than a decade — an expense he believes is essential for any safety-conscious manufacturing firm.
But for Greenblatt, who has owned the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Everybody knows this president is in political trouble, even the president himself. For he faces a growing crisis of confidence, and it's got his name all over it: Obamacare.
Day after day, Barack Obama's "signature achievement" begins to look like his...
| Nov 18, 2013
"Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got."
— Bill Clinton, Nov. 12
— So the former president asserts that the current...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON — Dealing a blow to President Obama’s effort to fix problems with his healthcare law, more than three dozen House Democrats voted Friday to support a Republican-sponsored bill to address the crisis, brushing aside White House...