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  • Obamacare escapes last big challenge, at least until 2016 election

    CHICAGO With the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president's five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. While litigation seeking to upend the statute remains,...
  • House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

    The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied. The House voted 286 to 138 to renew the program for workers displaced by...
  • High court ruling offsets leadership failures in Fla.: Editorial

    Florida dodged a bullet with Thursday's decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act. More than a million Floridians stood to lose their health insurance if six high court justices hadn't wisely voted to uphold federal subsidies for...
  • Congress approves assistance for workers who lose jobs to trade

    Congress gave final approval Thursday to a program that provides funds for retraining workers who lose their jobs to overseas trade, a key component of President Obama's trade agenda. The Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, which is now on its way to...
  • With one ruling, Supreme Court saves Obamacare, the GOP and itself

    With its 6-3 decision Thursday upholding the Affordable Care Act's federal subsidies for health insurance buyers in all 50 states, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote an end to the discreditable effort by anti-Obamacare partisans to undermine the law via the...
  • The Latest: Hospital stocks rise in response to court ruling

    The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern) ___ 2 p.m. Investors in hospital stocks are rejoicing now that the Supreme Court has eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of...
  • House Republicans revive California water wish list

    WASHINGTON House Republicans are swinging for the fences with an ambitious new, but familiar, California water bill introduced Thursday. After whiffing last Congress when Democrats controlled the Senate, GOP lawmakers are hoping the political climate...
  • VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall a year after scandal

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C. Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson...
  • Creators frustrated with Copyright Office's outdated technology, procedures

    Creators frustrated with Copyright Office's outdated technology, procedures
    Aviva Kempner just wanted to buy a song. To find out who owned the song so she could buy the rights to use it, Kempner turned to the Copyright Office, an obscure, century-old federal bureau. It's responsible for the legal underpinnings of the...
  • Supreme Court upholds health care subsidies

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's signature health care law has survived its second life-or-death challenge, with a Supreme Court ruling that polishes his legacy and caps a huge week for the White House. In a 6-3 decision Thursday, the court ruled...
  • Obamacare now reality, so expand Medicaid

    Obamacare now reality, so expand Medicaid
    On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court didn't just save health insurance for nearly 1.5 million Floridians. The court saved opponents of the Affordable Care Act from having to offer their own alternative. Had the court invalidated subsidies in states such...