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  • Obamacare passes first big test

    Obamacare passes first big test
    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • House sends Ukraine aid, sanctions bill to Obama for signature

    WASHINGTON -- A bill to provide assistance to Ukraine and impose sanctions in response to Russia's incursion into Crimea now heads to President Obama after an overwhelming House vote Tuesday ended weeks of congressional wrangling. The House voted 378...
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?
    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • President Obama says Obamacare enrolled 7.1 million people

    President Obama says Obamacare enrolled 7.1 million people
    WASHINGTON — In a buoyant Rose Garden event Tuesday to announce that 7.1 million people signed up by the deadline for the first round of Obamacare, President Obama gleefully declared his healthcare law “good for the country” and...
  • Obama says ACA sign-ups surpass 7 million; Twitterverse reacts

    Obama says ACA sign-ups surpass 7 million; Twitterverse reacts
    This afternoon President Obama, with a grinning Vice President Biden behind him, announced in the White House Rose Garden that sign-ups for his signature health law had exceeded original projections. Some 7.1 million Americans have signed up for...
  • White House: Obamacare sign-ups exceed goal of 7 million

    White House: Obamacare sign-ups exceed goal of 7 million
    WASHINGTON — A surge of interest on the last day of open enrollment pushed Obamacare well over the administration’s target of 7 million sign-ups, according to preliminary figures that put the White House into a celebratory mood  Tuesday. But...
  • Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's

    Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's
    Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., on  Sunday, the Oregonian reports. The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women,...
  • Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House

    Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House
    WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
  • Release of Jonathan Pollard once again appears under debate

    Release of Jonathan Pollard once again appears under debate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have begun considering the early release of Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as it tries to nudge the Middle East peace process forward. On Monday, U.S....
  • Celebrities assist White House in final Obamacare push

    Celebrities assist White House in final Obamacare push
    With hours before the deadline to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the White House pulled out all the stops – fueling its final drive with celebrity tweets, an appearance by Vice President Joe Biden on the Rachael Ray show, and...