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Contractors: 'Don't blame us'

Contractors: 'Don't blame us'

  • Oct 24, 2013
  • Source: POLITICO
  • by: David Nather

Witnesses at the HealthCare.gov hearing prove contracting means never having to say you're sorry.

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Obamacare: A target for fraud

Obamacare: A target for fraud

You may think you’re signing up for affordable health care, but experts say it could be a scheme to get you to enroll in something else.

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'Um, something's come up.'

'Um, something's come up.'

Where have all the celebrities gone? Many of the stars that helped sell Obamacare are now being advised to walk away.

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Will the Farm Bill save Congress?

Will the Farm Bill save Congress?

Next week, Congress is expected to revive an old but increasingly rare tradition that may determine how well and how quickly the institution is able to recover from all the negative fallout of the recent government shutdown.

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Europe demands answers from White House

Europe demands answers from White House

A European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday will be overshadowed by new allegations that the US spied on Angela Merkel and French demands for the American intelligence services to be shackled by Europe's data protection laws.

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The NSA is very busy

The NSA is very busy

The National Security Agency recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets.

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Obamacare to raise premiums by nearly 200% for some young women

Obamacare to raise premiums by nearly 200% for some young women

  • Oct 23, 2013
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Elise Viebeck

Many younger women who purchase coverage individually would see triple-digit increases in their healthcare premiums under ObamaCare, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

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Will Ryan cut a deal?

Will Ryan cut a deal?

  • Oct 23, 2013
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Erik Wasson

Washington is wondering: Will Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) cut a deal?

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Clinton leadership: Leaks and manipulation at the State Department

Clinton leadership: Leaks and manipulation at the State Department

White House and State Department officials cooperated extensively on background with a New York Times journalist during the period that he broke confidential national security information in a series of leaks that prompted outrage from lawmakers, according to unearthed 2011 and 2012 emails.

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Detroit on trial

Detroit on trial

The city of Detroit for months has disclosed the awful condition of its finances. Now it’s up to a judge to determine if the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history really can go forward.

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SHUTTERED: Utah coal jobs are the next victims of EPA burdens

SHUTTERED: Utah coal jobs are the next victims of EPA burdens

One of Utah’s oldest power plants is slated to close next year due to costly Environmental Protection Agency regulations limiting mercury emissions from coal plants.

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Hiring stays stagnant

Hiring stays stagnant

  • Oct 22, 2013
  • Source: The Blaze
  • by: Becket Adams

The labor force participation rate remained unchanged at 63.2 percent, its worst posting since August 1978.

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Meanwhile, at the IRS...

Meanwhile, at the IRS...

While harrying and stalling tea party groups seeking nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants.

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Sebelius to testify

Sebelius to testify

  • Oct 21, 2013
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Elise Viebeck

Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress next week about the botched rollout of ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges after rejecting GOP demands to appear this week.

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'Unrealistic'

'Unrealistic'

  • Oct 21, 2013
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Jonathan Easley

Obamacare’s online enrollment system might need up to 5 million lines of code rewritten to repair the problems that have plagued the site since its rollout earlier this month.

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