WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.» Read More
Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he thinks people who have been angrily disrupting town hall meetings on overhauling the health care system are "not necessarily representative of America," but should be heard.
Nearly 1.5 million Americans will run out of unemployment benefits in the coming months. The White House is working with Congress to extend benefits and the unemployed most likely will get help. But at what cost? Will extending benefits help or hurt the overall economy and recovery? Here are two opposing views from our guest bloggers Tony Fratto and Julie Roginsky.
Frustrated with the pace of bipartisan talks, Democratic leaders on Monday promised to push a sweeping health care bill through the Senate whether they get Republican support or not.
Democratic leaders say they have worked out a last-minute dispute, clearing the way for a sweeping health care bill to move ahead in the House.
Mine is a story of government intervention gone wrong, of well-meaning intentions unfulfilled.
A new government health insurance plan sought by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could coexist with private insurers without driving them out of business, an analysis by nonpartisan budget experts suggests.
Healthcare reform is the hot topic in Washington these days as President Obama pushes for a bill he can sign this fall. Many analysts say something should be done to change the system while others say the system is not broken and even if it is, the Obama plan would not work. Here are two opposing views from our guest bloggers Tony Fratto and Julie Roginsky.
The White House is being forced to acknowledge the wide gap between its once-upbeat predictions about the economy and today's bleak landscape.
While the focus for the Democrats' bill is on healthcare, some analysts say the real goal could be to raise revenues for an ailing economy and redistribute income.
A second House committee has approved health care legislation that President Barack Obama is seeking.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor defended herself Tuesday against charges that her speeches and rulings show racial bias, telling a Senate panel vetting her nomination that critics had misunderstood her record.
Contrary to comments made this past weekend by Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama says that the administration did not misread the economic downturn.
The pace of the economic recovery heading into the fall—electric smooth or diesel rough—will determine whether Obama can prod Congress on the key features of his agenda with momentum or from a defensive crouch.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president's proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.
In a peculiar role reversal, Republican lawmakers are mounting a ferocious attack on the Republican chairman of the Federal Reserve, while Democrats are coming to his defense.
The Republican party platform should be one line long: We will stay out of your pocketbook and out of your private life.
Bank of America is ready to disclose details of Countrywide's former VIP program of preferential mortgages if a law enforcement body, Congress or other government bodies, issues a subpoena, documents obtained by CNBC show.
President Obama's approval rating eased by five points this spring as Americans worried about unemployment and the federal budget deficit, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The long-running and personal feud between Mr. Dugan and Ms. Bair is now helping to shape President Obama ’s attempt to revamp financial regulation aimed at preventing the regulatory lapses that contributed to the economic crisis.
President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.