| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:32 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.
Below is a timeline...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
For Republicans, the last 10 days have felt like falling down a darkened elevator shaft: You want to hit bottom, but wonder about the odds of survival.
In what has become an almost daily occurrence, Thursday night brought another poll showing the damage...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Much of the federal government has shutdown. What will be closing, why and what impact will it have?
Question: Why a shutdown?
Answer: Every year, Congress has to approve laws, known as appropriations, that provide money for federal agencies. The...
| Oct 3, 2013
The 2014 election may be more than a year away, but for Democrat Kevin Strouse, Bucks County 8th Congressional District challenger, there's apparently no time like the present to hit incumbent Republican Mike Fitzpatrick over the government shutdown. I...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I'm sorry for any of you who are visiting a National Park, Washington, D.C., or had tickets to climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I'm sorry if you need to get a passport in a hurry.
Because of the imbroglio in Washington, Congress...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON — Even with its health insurance marketplace floundering for the fourth week, the Obama administration is resisting what some Democratic allies contend is the most logical response to the problem: giving consumers more time to sign up....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined.
The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job.
Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:04 AM
House Republicans are behaving like children in their threats to shut down the government, especially when they have better options to move their agenda.
The House has passed a bill to keep the government funded at current levels after September 30,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is it a fluke or a sign that the economy isn't as good as many thought?
Analysts were shocked by Friday's Labor Department report that the economy added just 74,000 net new jobs in December, about one-third what many had forecast. The...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress must raise the nation's debt limit by late February, a couple of weeks earlier than previously projected, because of an expected large outflow of cash for tax refunds next month, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday....