(CNN) – CIA contract security officers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya, last year were told by the CIA to sign nondisclosure agreements just before a memorial ceremony at the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, this past May, a congressional source told CNN.
The source says this was disclosed by the contractors during closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill this week, and it seems to contradict information sent by CIA Director John Brennan to the House Intelligence Committee investigating the events in Benghazi.FULL STORY
Updated 4 p.m. ET, 11/15/2013
(CNN) - The House approved Republican legislation on Friday giving health insurers the option of extending plans through 2014 that would otherwise be canceled for not complying with Affordable Care Act standards.
The bill, approved 261-157, would also allow new customers to enroll in those plans. Thirty-nine Democrats crossed party lines and joined a nearly unanimous GOP caucus in voting for the measure proposed by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan.
(CNN) – Heads "should have rolled" at the White House over the botched kickoff of the HealthCare.gov website, said Rep. Nick Rahall, who also is skeptical of President Barack Obama's proposal to fix another problem resulting from the rollout of Obamacare.
Rahall, who is regularly targeted by Republicans in his West Virginia swing district, told reporters on Thursday that the health care debacle is hurting him in his reelection bid.
New York (CNNMoney) - Let the grilling begin: Janet Yellen heads to Capitol Hill this morning to face the Senate Banking Committee in her confirmation hearing to serve as the next head of the Federal Reserve.
In opening statements released ahead of the hearing, Senator Tim Johnson, chairman of the committee, said he is "excited" to cast his vote in her favor.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A new poll released Wednesday indicates voters are divided on whether they'll vote for Democratic or Republican House lawmakers in next year's midterm elections.
According to the Quinnipiac University survey, 39% of voters say they would choose a Democrat in their congressional district if the election were held today, while another 39% say they would choose a Republican.
This week, members of Congress can begin signing up for the state or federal health care exchanges offered under the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare. Here is an ongoing list, updated daily, of which members of Congress have decided to enroll:
For the full story, click here: Many in Congress avoiding health care exchanges
(CNN) - The House Oversight Committee is hearing from the government's top information technology experts as they explain the problems behind the troubled Affordable Care Act website HealthCare.gov.
Check back here for the latest updates.
2:18 p.m. ET – The Obama administration will announce initial healthcare enrollment figures today, White House spokesman Jay Carney said in the daily press briefing.
2:08 p.m. ET - White House spokesman Jay Carney said in the daily press briefing that "you can expect" the Obama administration to announce plans for addressing health policy cancellations under Obamacare "sooner rather than later."
Carney said President Barack Obama has asked "his team" to come up with policy options, suggesting they were moving quickly. The House is expected to vote on a Republican plan to address the matter on Friday.
Washington (CNN) - If you thought American's approval of Congress had hit rock bottom weeks ago, you were wrong.
According to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, only 9% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. It's the lowest congressional approval rating in the 39 years Gallup has asked the question.
Today, we salute the men and women who valiantly fought for our freedom. A simple thank you is not enough. #VeteransDay
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