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  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.

    Associated Press
  • Medicare Claims Database Finally Public

    Looks like you will finally be able to see how much your doctor is making from Medicare. White House CTO, Todd Park, made the announcement via the White House Blog this week.

    Huffington Post
  • Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance ...

    Associated Press
  • Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan. Nearly…

    Reuters
  • Will a pro-marijuana candidate compete in 2016?

    In a sign of the times, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Monday signed into law a bill that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, making his state the 17th in the nation to do so. O'Malley, who is believed to be considering a White House bid, said in a statement that…

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  • [video] Opinion: The Tea Party’s Problem With Mitch McConnell

    Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin on why the Tea Party is working to unseat the Senate Minority Leader. Photo credit: Getty Images.

    MarketWatch
  • Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog

    Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums will save the federal government $104 billion in subsidies over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office says.

    Los Angeles Times
  • 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men' and Other Shocking TV Deaths

    See Deaths That Had Fans Saying Goodbye to Their Favorite Characters

    Good Morning America
  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

    Associated Press
  • Obamacare Not Exactly a Home Run, According to Poll

    Uninsured rate higher than either Bush or Reagan years, higher than 2012 - despite increased Medicaid enrollment.

    TheStreet.com
  • Grassroots Action Key to Unemployment Insurance Fight

    Activists and advocates for the jobless insist that the fight over an extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed didn’t end last Thursday, when a Congressional recess sent lawmakers out of town until the end of the month. Here is the state of play: Last week, after…

    The Fiscal Times
  • US warns of new sanctions as key Ukraine talks loom

    The United States on Tuesday threatened Russia with new sanctions ahead of high-stakes talks on the Ukraine crisis, as it backed Kiev's right to confront separatist uprisings in its volatile east. The US and the European Union are preparing for their first four-way talks with Ukraine and Russia on…

    AFP
  • Wage Hike Might Mean Fewer Fast Food Joints on Bases

    New regulations requiring increased wages and benefits for federal contract workers on military bases could result in job losses and fewer food choices for service members and their families, according to 40 lawmakers in Washington who signed a letter last week calling on the Labor Department to…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent.

    Associated Press
  • Send In General Bubba

    Months away from Election Day, the Democrats are already cutting and running away from Obamacare. Clinton is the man to help them embrace it, attack obsessed Republicans—and win.

    The Daily Beast
  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.

    Associated Press
  • GOP Must Be Positive on Health Care

    Unfortunately, there are no grown-ups, no leaders and certainly no strategists among ObamaCare's most ardent opponents.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

    (This April 12 story was corrected to change name of organizing group in the third paragraph to Americans for Prosperity Foundation from Americans for Prosperity) By Gabriel Debenedetti MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016…

    Reuters
  • MAP: This Is What A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Could Look Like

    Pro-Russian separatists have stirred up tension...

    Business Insider