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4 questions to ask before renewing health coverage

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.

October 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day  *

Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day *

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)

May 31, 2013 12:08 amLoading…
FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

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…

March 22, 2013 6:48 pmLoading…
Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

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…

February 22, 2013 2:24 amLoading…
Defense nominee Hagel lays out stand on Iran

Defense nominee Hagel lays out stand on Iran

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…

January 09, 2013 3:26 pmLoading…
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

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)

December 19, 2012 9:36 amLoading…
GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

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…

December 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

White House to GOP: It's your move

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.

December 03, 2012 4:00 amLoading…
US futures moving higher as budget talks proceed

US futures moving higher as budget talks proceed

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)

November 29, 2012 7:35 amLoading…

Some GOP lawmakers now flout anti-tax man Norquist

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.

November 27, 2012 12:55 amLoading…

Eugene Robinson: Cracks in the anti-tax wall

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?

November 26, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Republicans' leverage on tax cuts for the rich

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.

November 22, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Corporate chiefs fear ‘fiscal cliff,’ but consumers are unfazed

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.”

November 15, 2012 6:11 amLoading…

Wall Street, Obama might bridge differences to face 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.

November 15, 2012 6:11 amLoading…
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

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,…

November 07, 2012 1:53 amLoading…
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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)

October 27, 2012 8:13 pmLoading…

Missouri History Museum shaves two years off president's contract

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.

October 27, 2012 2:45 amLoading…
From words to deeds: Why election matters

From words to deeds: Why election matters

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)

October 19, 2012 1:02 amLoading…
Romney primary message shifts as election nears

Romney primary message shifts as election nears

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)

October 17, 2012 5:27 pmLoading…

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