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Advocacy Groups Close Ranks on Federal Exchange Case

Supports of Obamacare rally in front of the Supreme Court before it ruled in favor of the individual mandate in Washington DC on March 27, 2012 (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Health advocacy groups have lined up to defend the legality of the federal insurance exchange as the first hearing for King v. Burwell nears.  A...


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    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing... Read more

  • Then Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) sits with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush aboard his campaign plane on Oct. 31, 2012, en route to a campaign stop in Miami, Florida. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Romney and Bush Meet in Utah, but Don’t Expect a Joint-Ticket

    Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, considered the leading candidates in the Republican presidential primary, reportedly met in Utah on Thursday, sparking speculations of a possible... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks  at the Treasury Department in Washington. The administration has announced that the budget deficit of the just-completed 2014 fiscal year dropped to $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama’s six years in office. Lew said the figures reflect an economy that’s far healthier than when Obama took office. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Lew Says Congress Should Turn Efforts Toward Business Taxes

    WASHINGTON— Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew dismissed efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation’s tax laws by lowering the top income tax rate paid by individuals,... Read more

  • U.S. Congressman, Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee,  stands of a balcony of his hotel which overlooks the Olympic Park, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.   (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva)

    House Heads to Vote on Border Security Bill

    WASHINGTON— The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a Republican-backed bill that would ban abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, as well as a measure that would require a decision on pipeline construction within 12 months. The White House says the abortion bill is an "assault" on a woman's right to choice and "unacceptably restricts" health and reproductive rights. House consideration of the measure this week coincides with the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe versus Wade that legalized abortion.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Obama Visits GOP Strongholds of Idaho, Kansas

    LAWRENCE, Kan.— President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first... Read more

  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

    What Do Obama and Congress Still Agree On?

    President Barack Obama made his point repeatedly in Tuesday’s State of the Union address that he will reach out to the Republican-controlled Congress, but expects... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to make a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 24, 2011. Boehner has invited Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Boehner Defies Obama on Iran Sanctions, Invites Netanyahu

    WASHINGTON—Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new... Read more

  • President Barack Obama boards Air Force One, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Boise State University where he will discuss the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    After State of the Union, Obama Heads to Conservative States

    BOISE, Idaho—President Barack Obama headed to conservative-leaning Idaho Wednesday to sell the economic proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address. It’s the... Read more

  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Biden’s a Long Shot to Beat Hillary, but He Still Might Go for It

    Hillary may finally have a challenger in the 2016 Democratic primaries. The morning after Obama’s State of the Union Address, Vice President Joe Biden said... Read more

  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden applauds and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listens. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

    Biden’s Smile on Good Morning America Reveals It All

    Last night at the State of the Union, when President Obama turned the page on a past mired in “vicious recession,” Vice President Joe Biden... Read more

  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen in the background. (Mandel Ngan, Pool/AP)

    Obama’s State of the Union Criticizes Divide on Immigration

    President Barack Obama focused his brief remarks on immigration in his Monday State of the Union address on castigating partisan divide on the issue. He... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the State of the Union address at Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama’s Bold Lame-Duck Agenda

    Presidents are apt to adopt a conciliatory stance during the last two years of their presidency. In 2007, George W. Bush, facing a Democratic-controlled Congress,... Read more

  • Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S.  attorney general. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Anti-Terrorism Movement in Europe Highlights Unclear Path for US

    While European countries pledge to ramp up anti-terrorism efforts after terrorists killed 12 in Paris two weeks ago, the United States is nudged to revisit its... Read more


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