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Behind the Scenes of the Democrats’ Cromnibus Civil War

It was obvious yesterday that a split had emerged within the Democratic Party between a more practical wing that wanted to keep the lights on and a more extreme progressives wing that appeared willing to risk a shutdown if it

White House: Don't Expect Too Much From ObamaCare

We’ve officially come a long, long way from the Obama administration’s promises that the Affordable Care Act would be something of a cure all for everything that might ail the American health care system. In fact, the administration’s message today

Report: Obamacare Signups Dogged by Data Flaws

Report: Obamacare Signups Dogged by Data Flaws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage. A government watchdog said Tuesday the Obama administration

Sebelius Replacement Nominee Burwell Has History of Stonewalling Congress

Sebelius Replacement Nominee Burwell Has History of Stonewalling Congress

President Obama’s pick to replace Kathleen Sebelius atop the Department of Health and Human Services has developed a knack for dodging questions about government activities. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who is President Obama’s nominee

FLASHBACK: Obama and Sebelius Failed to Meet on Affordable Care Act

FLASHBACK: Obama and Sebelius Failed to Meet on Affordable Care Act

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has reportedly resigned and will leave the administration on Friday.  Sebelius has been under fire since the botched launch of Obamacare and the HealthCare.gov website. The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama accepted

Eric Cantor Thanks Sebelius For Service in a Tweet

I thank Secretary Sebelius for her service. She had an impossible task: nobody can make Obamacare work. — Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) April 10, 2014 After Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced she would resign from her position in the

Kathleen Sebelius Has Resigned as Head of HHS

Kathleen Sebelius Has Resigned as Head of HHS

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as Secretary of Health and Human Services, bringing to an end six contentious months during which the President’s biggest policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act, became a political albatross for Democrats.  The New York Times reports

White House Celebrates Budget Deficit Shrinking Below $1 Trillion

White House Celebrates Budget Deficit Shrinking Below $1 Trillion

The Obama Administration took a victory lap of sorts on Monday when its White House budget office annual mid-session review showed the 2013 deficit may be under $1 trillion for the first time in President Barack Obama’s presidency. “The 2014

President Obama Announces Nominations For Energy Sec, EPA Admin

President Obama Announces Nominations For Energy Sec, EPA Admin

White House: President Obama nominates Ernest Moniz as the next Secretary of Energy, Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. March 4, 2013.