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Republicans Look to Medicaid as Winner Issue

Senate Finance ranking member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, thinks repealing a piece of the health reform law that keeps states from kicking people off their Medicaid rolls could hitch a ride with legislation to raise the government’s debt limit. But he says state governors need to build support for that effort.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:40am

White House Threatens Veto of Defense Bill

The White House has threatened to veto the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill if it keeps the alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on life support.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:40am

Hochul Upsets Corwin in NY-26

Democrat Kathy Hochul has upset Republican Jane Corwin in a special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., in a race that became something of a referendum on the GOP budget plan that revamps Medicare.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 11:40pm

Hochul Upsets Corwin in NY-26

Democrat Kathy Hochul has upset Republican Jane Corwin in a special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., in a race that became something of a referendum on the GOP budget plan that revamps Medicare.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

AP: Hochul Victorious in N.Y. Special Election

Democrat Kathy Hochul has upset Republican Jane Corwin in a special three-way House election in New York that became a referendum on the GOP budget plan that revamps Medicare.

 

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Offshore Drilling Reform Not on the Horizon

Over a year ago, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and sent nearly 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. Since then, Congress has been mulling over legislation to increase offshore drilling safety. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

The Underdogs Show Strength

It was striking Monday watching a split-screen of President Obama speaking in front of thousands of adoring fans in Ireland, next to footage of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty launching his presidential campaign to significantly less fanfare in Des Moines, Iowa.  

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Obama's War on Whistle-Blowers

The Justice Department's subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen Monday was the latest sign of how aggressive the Obama administration is being in its campaign against government whistle-blowers. The purpose of Risen's subpoena is to force him to testify that Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent, gave him confidential information about the CIA's efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

TEXT: Queen Elizabeth's and President Obama's Toasts at Buckingham Palace

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN: Mr. President, I am delighted to welcome you and Mrs. Obama to London. Prince Philip and I are so glad that you are visiting the United Kingdom again.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Study Links More Access to Primary-Care Doctors to Improved Health for Seniors

Medicare patients with better access to primary care doctors are less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital, according to a study published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm