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  • Changing of the guard on oversight panels

    Congress lost several of its titans of aggressive, bipartisan oversight and investigation at the end of last year: the likes of Carl Levin, Tom Coburn and George Miller. Analysts say this continues a trend that, with the loss of tough questioners such as Henry A. Waxman and John D. Dingell, amounts to a brain drain for an art that has been on the decline since the 1970s.
  • Paint it over and call it new

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans took a novel approach to announcing their Obamacare alternative last week: out with the old and ... well, back in with the old. On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee put out a news release announcing "Burr,...

    APNewsBreak: GOP lawmakers to propose tax credits to encourage purchase of health coverage

    A small, influential group of Republicans, in search of a replacement health care law, will propose tax credits to help lower-income individuals and families purchase insurance, officials said Wednesday. The GOP lawmakers would jettison the...

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Bobby Jindal shows how not to replace Obamacare

    It's no secret that Republicans are divided both about how to replace Obamacare and about the urgency of coming up with an alternative plan. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has just escalated that internal debate and shown why his side should lose it. None...

    Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Wins Approval In U.S. Senate

    Legislation pushed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to strengthen suicide prevention programs for veterans won Senate approval Tuesday and is expected to become the first veterans' bill of 2015 to be signed by President Barack Obama. The measure...