December 23rd, 2013
06:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama judicial nominees draw lawmaker, civil rights ire

(CNN) - They've stood by President Barack Obama in the past, but not now.

Three African-American members of Congress are part of a civil rights coalition claiming they were deliberately kept out of the process for filling vacancies on two Atlanta-based federal courts.
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Filed under: Justice Department • President Obama
December 23rd, 2013
03:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama signs up for Obamacare

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is signed up for an insurance plan through the law that bears his name, the White House said Monday, although the coverage is symbolic.

A White House official told CNN that Obama was enrolled over the weekend through an online insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
Utah judge denies stay on same-sex marriages
December 23rd, 2013
02:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Utah judge denies stay on same-sex marriages

(CNN) - U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby in Utah has denied the state's request for a stay on his ruling that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, according to Mary Jane McNamee, Judge Shelby's courtroom deputy.

He held a hearing on the matter on Monday. McNamee tells CNN the judge will issue a written ruling later today. Shelby struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage last Friday.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Utah
Pelosi: Obamacare fallout will be reversed, won't hurt Democrats
December 23rd, 2013
02:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Pelosi: Obamacare fallout will be reversed, won't hurt Democrats

(CNN) - The top Democrat in the House predicted that any political fallout from the new healthcare law will be reversed within months.

"By the time we get into the spring, I think the Affordable Care Act will either be a wash or a plus for Democrats," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday on a conference call.
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Filed under: Health care • Nancy Pelosi • Obamacare
December 23rd, 2013
01:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare deadline extended by one day

Updated 1:25 p.m. ET, 12/23/2013

New York (CNNMoney) - The deadline for signing up for Obamacare has been effectively extended by another day, the Obama administration said Monday.

The deadline had been Monday, Dec. 23 for people who want coverage by Jan. 1. People can now sign up through Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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Filed under: Obamacare
Jello salad and lots of biscuits: reminiscences of a White House chef
December 23rd, 2013
01:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Jello salad and lots of biscuits: reminiscences of a White House chef

(CNN) - John Moeller knows a lot of secrets from his time working at the White House.

But unlike a former Oval Office aide or a chief of staff, he has the real dish and is leaving nothing off the table.
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Filed under: White House
Failure and success for Obama: Poll offers clues
December 23rd, 2013
11:52 AM ET
1 year ago

Failure and success for Obama: Poll offers clues

(CNN) – Is it President Barack Obama's biggest failure or achievement?

The Affordable Care Act aims to help millions of Americans, many of them poor, obtain health insurance. But one poll released on Monday indicates a popular split on how it should be viewed so far.
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Filed under: Obamacare • President Obama
Rand Paul celebrates 'Festivus,' tweeting grievances with Washington
December 23rd, 2013
10:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Rand Paul celebrates 'Festivus,' tweeting grievances with Washington

(CNN) - Apparently, Sen. Rand Paul is a fan of the famed sitcom "Seinfeld" and unsurprisingly, not a fan of Washington.

The Kentucky Republican took to Twitter on Monday to partake in "Festivus," a quirky holiday-esqe tradition popularized in a 1997 episode of the show that is “celebrated” on December 23 and calls for, among other things, the airing of grievances.
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Filed under: Rand Paul
Obamacare enrollment: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here
December 23rd, 2013
07:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare enrollment: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here

(CNN) - Time's almost up.

Monday is the deadline tor residents of most states to sign up for Obamacare if they want coverage starting January 1. And that's a big deal - for two reasons:

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
December 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Poll: Health care law support drops to all-time low

Washington (CNN) – Support for the country's new health care law has dropped to a record low, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that most Americans predict that the Affordable Care Act will actually result in higher prices for their own medical care.
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