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  • VA proposes to punish 6 healthcare workers in Wyoming and Colorado

    Hours after the Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, the agency announced that it was proposing disciplinary action against six employees at VA healthcare facilities in...
  • How the GOP's Obamacare alternative is designed to fail

    Evidently fed up with accusations that their "repeal and replace" plan for Obamacare has consisted of a whole lot of "repeal" and not even a tiny bit of "replace," Senate Republicans last week unveiled an actual, detailed healthcare reform proposal. The...
  • Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator

    Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 57-41 on Tuesday to confirm Rep. Mel Watt to head the agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ending a long battle by President Obama to install a regulator open to more aggressive action to help struggling homeowners....
  • Freed of filibuster threat, Senate OKs two Obama nominees

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Patricia Millett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N.C.) to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the first nominees approved since the...
  • Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations

    Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
  • CIA spying on Capitol Hill? Lawmakers' reactions track party lines

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...
  • Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare

    Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare
    A U.S. politician's I-don't-need-no-stinkin'-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on single-payer healthcare, as it's practiced in Canada and several other countries. The countries in...
  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • Obama health nominee wins bipartisan support

    Obama health nominee wins bipartisan support
    President Obama’s pick to assume oversight of his signature health law received added bipartisan support Wednesday as more Republicans joined Democrats backing her nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services. The growing support all...
  • Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?

    Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) Some Republican leaders are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign because of recent scandals at medical centers.  But two influential...
  • Obama's pick to head Health and Human Services draws GOP support

    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...