Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges
December 4th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
8 months ago

Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare exchanges

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.

Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, their aides said.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Health care • Obamacare
December 4th, 2013
07:29 AM ET
8 months ago

3 questions the Obama administration won't answer about Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – Donald Rumsfeld's most famous quote has to do with whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

But he might as well have been a reporter talking about Obamacare.

"There are known unknowns," said Rumsfeld back in February of 2002. "That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
Obama's uncle wins immigration battle, gets OK to stay in U.S.
December 4th, 2013
07:27 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama's uncle wins immigration battle, gets OK to stay in U.S.

(CNN) – Onyango Okech Obama - an uncle of President Barack Obama who has been in the United States illegally for decades - has gotten a federal court's OK to stay in his adopted country, according to an attorney representing the uncle.

Federal immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro in Massachusetts agreed without argument Tuesday to allow the uncle, who has been living and working in U.S. for 50 years, to stay and obtain a green card, said attorney Margaret Wong.

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Filed under: President Obama
First on CNN: Republicans bring back Medicare attack
December 4th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: Republicans bring back Medicare attack

Updated 9:24 a.m. ET, 12/4/2013

Washington (CNN) – As President Obama and Democrats try to salvage the reputation of the Affordable Care Act, a national Republican group will hit 12 Democrats–all running in Senate elections next year–over changes to Medicare.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will highlight Wednesday the candidates' support for the federal health care law, better known as Obamacare, and what Republicans call $717 billion in cuts to the popular entitlement program that guarantees health insurance to seniors.
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Filed under: 2014 • Medicare • NRSC • Obamacare
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