The monumental fight over a health care law that touches all Americans and divides them sharply comes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The justices will decide whether to kill or keep the largest expansion in the nation's social safety net in more than four decades.
WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders Wednesday announced that they will move quickly to raise the government’s borrowing cap by attaching a wish list of GOP priorities like blocking “Obamacare,” forcing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and setting the stage for reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code.
DALLAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union on Tuesday, giving her the support of a labor powerhouse that backed President Barack Obama in 2008.The nation's largest health care union represents about 2 million nurses, health care workers and other caregivers and is among the most ethnically diverse unions in the country. The decision is a blow to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose supporters had pushed against an endorsement.
President Barack Obama plowed back into the "War on Women" at a speech during the Planned Parenthood annual conference Friday, blasting conservatives who have pushed to restrict abortion access at the state level.
Obama used his second Inaugural Address today to spell out his big ideas for his second term. He hit on some big liberal ideas: Gay rights, gun control, climate change, and immigration. The real bombshell was what he didn't include, however.
With five days until a possible US government shutdown, lawmakers were to mull options Thursday for keeping agencies open while potentially postponing a battle over President Barack Obama's health care law.The Senate expected to approve a stopgap funding bill soon that strips out a provision defunding the controversial health law, while House Republicans were to confer early Thursday over possible plans to shift the health care fight to mid-October, when lawmakers will need to raise the debt ceiling.