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Senate Rejects Effort to Roll Back Birth Control Rule

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The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate today narrowly rejected an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to circumvent a controversial Obama administration rule requiring employers to provide contraceptives. The Obama rule has provoked a passionate election year debate about the line between religious freedom and women's health.
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The State of the Union

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We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Medicare Spending Growth Rising Slower but Enrollment Will Rise

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Throughout Medicare’s 46-year-old history, monitoring the cost of the government health plan for the elderly has been a bit like the old joke: No one asked if spending would jump. They only asked how high. But in early 2010, the number crunchers at Medicare headquarters in Baltimore saw something surprising: a sharp drop in the volume of doctor visits and other outpatient services. Instead of growing at the usual 4 percent a year, the number of claims was suddenly climbing by less than 2 percent.

Paul Ryan to Announce New Approach to Preserving Medicare

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who has been castigated by Democrats and hailed by Republicans for his plan to privatize Medicare, will on Thursday unveil a new approach that would preserve the 46-year-old federal health program. Working with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the Wisconsin Republican is developing a framework that would offer traditional, government-run Medicare as an option for future retirees along with a variety of private plans.

High court weighs hearing arguments on health-care law

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The case is shaping up to be the most contentious at the Supreme Court in more than a decade, but everyone involved agrees at least on one point: They need to know as soon as possible whether the new health-care law is constitutional.

On The Radar: April 25, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

Remembering David Broder

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David Broder was the “Dean” of the Washington Press Corp, and a fixture on Washington Week for decades.  But the stories he relished the most featured the voices outside of Washington and the issues that mattered most to Americans.  He also offered keen insight into the workings and the political dynamics at both ends of

January 21, 2011

Weekly Show

As President Obama welcomes Chinese president Hu Jintao to Washington, the House GOP votes to repeal his healthcare bill.  Now, the focus on the State of the Union address & Mr. Obama's economic goals for 2011. Plus, the new wave of retiring senators.  Around the table: Peter Baker (NY Times), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and David Wessel (Wall St Journal).
 

On the Radar: January 11, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

January 7, 2011

Weekly Show

2011 starts with a bang (of the gavel)!  John Boehner and the GOP take control of the House but are already arguing with Democrats over the deficit & health care. There’s a reorganization at the White House too, with new players coming & going this week.  Joining Gwen this week: John Dickerson (Slate/CBS), Major Garrett (National Journal), Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg) and Jeff Zeleny (NY Times).