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  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players
    Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
  • Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?

    Without a 'public option,' what will keep insurance companies honest?
    Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
  • Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says

    Rising unemployment rate in Miami-Dade masks job growth progress, report says
    Ask Marcia! Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com. Please include your...
  • AIG Top 10

    The top 10 recipients of contributions from employees and PACs related to AIG over the past two decades. •Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn: $281,038 •Former President George W. Bush: $200,560 •Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: $111,875 &#...
  • 10 things you might not know about dirty politics

    10 things you might not know about dirty politics
    It's that season again, when the dead return to life. We're not talking about Halloween--we mean Election Day, when ghost voters haunt the land. Here are 10 examples of political dirty tricks: 1. When unscrupulous British political operatives show up...
  • Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud

    Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud
    While Dr. Mark Midei was allegedly implanting unnecessary cardiac stents in hundreds of patients at a Towson hospital, stent manufacturer Abbott Laboratories was paying for crab and barbecue feasts at his Monkton home and building a business strategy...
  • Obama puts vet Rouse in top post

     
    by Christi Parsons Pete Rouse, who helped Barack Obama craft the early plans for his White House bid, will take on a key role in the new administration as a senior advisor to the president. A Capitol Hill veteran and......
  • Obama: 'Not always going to agree'

     
    by Mark Silva "This is a pretty big house, so we get lonely,'' President Barack Obama told his dinner guests at the White House last night - congressional committee chairmen and ranking members from the other party called to dine......
  • Sebelius: Back taxes paid, senators know

     
    by Mark Silva In a coda to the collection of back-taxes from Cabinet nominees, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama's nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, said today that she has paid more than $7,000 in back taxes owed.......
  • Obama's healthcare push: 'Economic'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama may be taking a night flight for Riyadh tonight, for a five-day, diplomatic journey through Arab and European capitals this week, but he will leave congressional leaders with a clear message of what he......