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  • Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

  • The law known as Obamacare, President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, provides federally subsidized private coverage through new online insurance marketplaces and an expansion of Medicaid in 26 states and Washington, D.C..

  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. In 2008, Social Security said the project was about two to three years from completion.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- A top official will leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to become the head of a banking group 10 days later in a spin through the revolving regulator-to-lobby-group door that is striking even by Washington standards.

  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

  • $148 million metal research center set for Detroit Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    The public-private partnership includes companies, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and research institutions. The institute will contribute to economic development in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky over the next five years, according to officials.

  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving operations to a foreign country.

  • Political fireworks, rockets, and crises test Obama Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine, at the White House in Washington.

    Flight MH17's implication in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the war between Hamas and Israel is putting Obama to the test. NYT reports.

  • Court deals blow for Obamacare subsidies     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court, Washington.

    Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, discuss the implications of the split decisions by two separate courts on tax credits in the Affordable Care Act.

  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday.

  • Undercover probe finds health law failings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

  • Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas— Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

  • Separate appeals court upholds Obamacare subsidies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    A man enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    A separate US appeals court upheld a federal regulations that implemented subsidies that are vital to President Obama's healthcare overhaul.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.