President Moves to Fix ‘Family Glitch’ in Affordable Care Act
White House
President Moves to Fix ‘Family Glitch’ in Affordable Care Act
2022-04-05 13:44:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday will propose a new rule the administration believes will finally fix the so-called “family glitch” in Affordable Care Act coverage, a change that could potentially save hundreds of thousands of American families hundreds... Read More

White House
President Reignites ‘Cancer Moonshot,’ Stressing Screening, Ambitious Goals
2022-02-02 14:46:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday relaunched the “cancer moonshot” project he oversaw during the Obama administration in an East Room event attended by lawmakers, agency heads, and doctors, nurses and researchers, many of whom will comprise a new... Read More

Nunes’s Defamation Suit Against Washington Post to Continue
2021-08-13 15:58:18
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit by Rep. Devin Nunes against The Washington Post for defamation is proceeding after a judge this week declined to dismiss it. The Post reported that Nunes accused the Obama administration of spying on Trump Tower in... Read More

President Calls for Ending DACA Uncertainty After Court Declares Program 'Illegal'
2021-07-18 12:06:09
by Dan McCue

President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, by executive order in 2012, a federal judge ruled Friday. But U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, presiding in the federal court in Houston, stopped short... Read More

Biden: 1M Sign Up for Health Care During Special Enrollment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance under "Obamacare" during a special enrollment period for those needing coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden reopened the HealthCare.gov insurance markets in... Read More

Supreme Court
High Court Won’t Wade Into Undersea Monument Case
2021-03-22 15:55:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether the Obama Administration overstepped its authority in designating nearly 5,000 undersea acres off the Massachusetts coast a national monument, but Chief Justice John Roberts suggested it may be... Read More

White House
Report: Shortened Transition Could Dramatically Slow Filling of 1,200 Executive Branch Jobs
2020-11-18 15:10:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The abbreviated transition caused by the Trump administration's refusal to recognize President-elect Joe Biden's victory could impair the new president's ability to fill the more than 1,200 executive branch jobs requiring Senate confirmation, a new report says. The... Read More

Political News
America Will Likely Have to Wait for Biden Cabinet Picks
2020-11-10 21:06:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden wasted no time in assembling the new coronavirus task force he unveiled Monday, but it will likely be early December before the majority of Americans learn who the new president has picked for his cabinet.... Read More

Supreme Court
Political Gaze Shifts to the Supreme Court as Justices Hear Pivotal Health Care Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett hears oral argument Tuesday in a case that threatens to wipe out the 2010 health care law, likely the term's most consequential case, under a political spotlight that rarely shines brighter on justices who... Read More

House Watch
VA-05: Cameron Webb (D)
2020-10-31 00:57:41
by TWN Staff

About Webb: Growing up in Spotsylvania, Va., Webb's mother, a public-school speech therapist, and father, an HR manager with the DEA, taught their son to take an active role in his community and serve others. After graduating from the University... Read More

Supreme Court
The Looming Supreme Court Confirmation Battle, Explained
2020-10-05 13:51:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - "What you're about to witness will be a kind of a Kabuki theatre," Ron Bonjean said the other day. The communications Sherpa during Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, he was reflecting on that experience... Read More

2020 Elections
Democrats Pound Their Message: To Oust Trump, You Must Vote

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected, a stunning rebuke of his successor that was echoed by Kamala Harris at the Democratic Convention as she embraced her historic role as the... Read More

2020 Elections
Moderates Who Flipped House in '18 Prominent in First Slate of Obama Endorsements
2020-08-03 21:07:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Moderates who flipped the House of Representatives to Democratic control after the 2018 election figure prominently in former President Barack Obama's first slate of endorsements for the 2020 elections. Obama endorsed 118 candidates in 17 states, announcing his... Read More

2020 Elections
Obama to Appear In His First Virtual Fundraiser for Joe Biden
2020-06-16 16:13:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama is making his fundraising debut for Joe Biden next week, appearing at an online event aimed at reaching thousands of small-dollar donors Biden, who was Obama's vice president, announced the fundraiser via Twitter Monday... Read More

Political News
Obama Steps Out as Nation Confronts Confluence of Crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election. In doing... Read More

2020 Elections
Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President
2020-04-14 20:39:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, re-entering the political fray after months of maintaining his neutrality. The former president's endorsement came a day after Biden's last remaining rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gave his endorsement... Read More

2020 Elections
Obama Asks TV Stations to Take Down Anti-Biden Ads Using His Voice

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former President Barack Obama asked TV stations Wednesday to stop airing ads featuring his voice over on-screen attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden. The ads, which aim to depress African American votes in Saturday’s South Carolina... Read More

Timetable for Obama Presidential Center’s Groundbreaking Uncertain

CHICAGO — The project has gained Chicago City Council approval, many of the architectural drawings of the Obama Presidential Center have been drafted and refined and a collective of contractors has been hired to build the campus. But nearly four... Read More

Obama Tells Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ and Focus on Trump

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday appealed to Democrats to “chill out” about their differences during the presidential nomination race and focus instead on beating President Donald Trump. “There will be differences,” he said, but they are minor compared with... Read More

Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules
2019-08-13 22:58:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A coalition of 22 states and seven major cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday in a bid to prevent it from dismantling an Obama-era regulation that established national limits on the carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. In... Read More

In The News
Former Representative Ellen Tauscher, Giant in the House, Dies at 67
2019-05-01 02:56:48
by Dan McCue

Former congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, who later distinguished herself as a senior arms-control advisor to President Barack Obama, has died. Tauscher died late Monday night at the age of 67. Her family announced her passing in a Facebook post, stating she... Read More

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