Republican senator takes Obamacare grievance to court
January 6th, 2014
12:01 PM ET
8 months ago

Republican senator takes Obamacare grievance to court

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Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is waging a new battle against Obamacare outside of Congress, hiring a powerhouse attorney and filing a federal lawsuit that could reopen a debate over how lawmakers get their own healthcare.

“This is a lawsuit that I am filing against Katherine Archuleta and the Office of Personnel Management to overturn their ruling that gives members of Congress and their staffs special treatment under the health care law,” Johnson told reporters Monday.  “I think it’s a basic issue of fairness.”

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Filed under: Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare • Ron Johnson
September 5th, 2013
02:42 PM ET
12 months ago

CNN vote count: Obama long way from congressional approval on Syria

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama still has a long way to go to secure congressional authorization for military action against Syria even after clearing a key hurdle in the Senate.

According to CNN, there are 17 "no" votes in the Senate and 24 "yes." Fifty-nine senators - almost the same number of votes needed to overcome any filibuster - remain undecided.

How'll they'll vote on Syria: House and Senate

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Syria