Home » Posts tagged with » house (Page 7)

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health PlansIn addition to his apology, the president pledged to help those who have complained that the new law is forcing them to sign up for a more expensive plan.

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp Benefits

Local Charities Gear Up For Cut To Food Stamp BenefitsMore than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers"The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world," The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls Under $1 Trillion; Lowest Since 2008

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls Under $1 Trillion; Lowest Since 2008The U.S. government ran a deficit of $680 billion in the financial year that ended last month — the first time since 2008 that the annual shortfall has been under $1 trillion.

Sebelius: ‘Hold Me Accountable For The Debacle’

Sebelius: ‘Hold Me Accountable For The Debacle’While conceding that "the initial consumer experience at HealthCare.gov has not been adequate," Sebelius also made the case that "the Affordable Care Act delivered on its product: quality, affordable health insurance."

Report: Obama White House OK’d Spying On Other Leaders

Report: Obama White House OK’d Spying On Other LeadersThis story follows word Monday, as CNN reports, that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says Obama did not know until recently the U.S. was eavesdropping on cellphone calls made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders.

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports AllegeTwo reports released on the eve of White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister allege that the U.S. has "violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan," as McClatchy Newspapers writes.

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, DiesC.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDPThe government shutdown has taken a toll on the nation's economy and despite a deal that sidesteps a debt default and restarts the government (at least for a few months), growth forecasts for the last quarter of the year are being scaled back.