Washington (CNN) - More new judges. Faster appointments to top government jobs. Revised regulations and rules reflecting government policy.
Those are the practical impacts from the nuclear option Senate Democrats approved to end filibusters of most presidential nominations and appointments.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Use any metaphor you like - predators smelling blood, invaders storming the castle, a snowball growing in size and momentum as it rolls downhill.
All describe efforts by opponents of President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms to kill the 2010 law after the botched launch of the HealthCare.gov website provided a new opening for attack.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - We're doing well, President Barack Obama told business leaders Tuesday, but it could be better if not for political hijinks in Washington.
In remarks at a Wall Street Journal conference, Obama said policy decisions in his first term in response to the Great Recession had spurred a recovery that could be better.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Quick, can you hear it? That creaking sound from Washington is the nerves of congressional Democrats in response to the political firestorm raging around Obamacare.
The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act's vital new marketplaces, coupled with insurers notifying more than a million Americans that their policies were being canceled, raised questions about the administration competence and honesty in selling and implementing President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - It's not about the website anymore.
Republican foes of Obamacare still use words like "disaster" and "epic" failure in describing problems with HealthCare.gov, the portal for enrolling in President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Go to the Obamacare website today because "it has improved," with more people completing applications after a month of problems that botched the rollout of HealthCare.gov, the official in charge of creating the online program told a Senate committee on Tuesday.
Marilyn Tavenner, head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, assured the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee the website will be fixed by the end of November, as promised.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - For four years, we've witnessed a non-stop political donnybrook over Obamacare.
Now rhetoric has again reached a fever pitch since the botched October 1 launch of the new insurance exchanges at the heart of President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A "big f***ing deal" has become an equally big fight, with Republicans relentlessly attacking President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms over the new reality they are bringing to the health insurance market.
One reason is the GOP's ideological opposition to big government, as manifested by the health care overhaul intended to hold down rising costs that threaten U.S. fiscal stability.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - For the first time, someone in the Obama administration apologized for the problem-plagued Obamacare website.
But Marilyn Tavenner also insisted Tuesday that the online troubles were being resolved and the overall program was working, albeit slower and less successfully than hoped.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and the Senate Intelligence Committee didn't know the United States was collecting communications of allied leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the panel's chairman said Monday.
"The White House has informed me that collection on our allies will not continue, which I support," Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement that confirmed recent news reports on the surveillance network revealed in classified leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.FULL STORY