National Politics

Politics 3 States, 3 Different Obamacare Outreach Plans 3 States, 3 Different Obamacare Outreach Plans
How many ads will it take to get the uninsured signed up for the new coverage options launching Oct. 1?
States do not know yet, but Cover Oregon is jumpstarting their campaign.
Politics Cruz ends talkathon, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote Cruz ends talkathon, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote
Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to speak in opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law until he's "no longer able to stand," even though fellow Republicans urged him to back down from his filibuster for fear of a possible government shutdown. The Senate will vote at 10 a.m. today.
Politics House votes almost $4 billion a year food stamp cut House votes almost $4 billion a year food stamp cut
Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it."
Politics IRS targeted tea party after granting tax status IRS targeted tea party after granting tax status
The Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax-exempt status, a key Republican lawmaker said Wednesday.
Politics Obama pitches mortgage overhaul as housing rallies Obama pitches mortgage overhaul as housing rallies
Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be left "holding the bag" for the mortgage giants' bad bets.
Politics States consider regulation of drones in U.S. skies States consider regulation of drones in U.S. skies
Thousands of civilian drones are expected in U.S. skies within a few years and concerns they could be used to spy on Americans are fueling legislative efforts in several states to regulate the unmanned aircraft.
Politics FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates
In his speech defending his health care law Thursday, Obama said rebates averaging $100 are coming from insurance companies to 8.5 million Americans. In fact, most of the money is going straight to employers who provide health insurance, not to their workers, who benefit indirectly.
Politics Obama extols health care law amid public doubts Obama extols health care law amid public doubts
Facing public doubts and embarrassing setbacks to his signature health care law, President Barack Obama stepped forward Thursday to extol the program's benefits, emphasizing that some Americans already are receiving insurance rebates and lower premiums.
Politics Obama admin delays major requirement of health law Obama admin delays major requirement of health law
In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until 2015, in a central requirement of the new health care law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.