The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don’t have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation.
Several states, including Missouri, are scrambling to come up with big-ticket incentive packages by Dec. 10.
Members of the House of Representatives work toward adjournment while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol on May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
In this Dec. 9, 2009 photo, an Air Choice One flight taxis past the control tower after landing at the Decatur Airport in Decatur, Ill. Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday, March 22, 2013, of 1…
In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…
President Barack Obama listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, where he announced that he is nominating Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John Brennan, center, as the new CIA director; and former Nebraska Sen…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…
WASHINGTON • The White House says Republicans should come clean about how much they're willing to raise tax rates on the rich. Republicans counter that President Barack Obama's latest plan is a joke that avoids tough decisions on the nation's biggest entitlement programs, including Medicare.
Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is pursued by reporters Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a closed-door meeting House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increases. Many lawmakers signed on.
Maybe the fever is breaking. Maybe the delirium is lifting. Maybe Republicans are finally asking themselves: What were we thinking when we put an absurdly unrealistic pledge to a Washington lobbyist ahead of our duty to the American people?
Did you think the election was going to end uncertainty over the future course of U.S. economic policy? Dream on. There are at least three ways the standoff over the “fiscal cliff” — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January — could play out.
WASHINGTON — U.S. companies had been pulling the country out of the Great Recession. Now, though, consumer confidence is rising higher than it has in years, while companies are spooked about the nation’s risk of going off the “fiscal cliff.”
NEW YORK — There are growing signs that Wall Street is trying to mend its rocky relationship with a president who castigated them as “fat cats” and ushered through tough new regulations after the financial crisis.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, left, and vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his wife Janna, right, wave to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7,…
President Barack Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at Elm Street Middle School on Saturday in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
ST. LOUIS • The Missouri History Museum has shaved two years off the contract of its embattled president, Robert Archibald, and will pay out a $580,000 chunk of his retirement pay through private donations.
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)