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McAuliffe Vows to Expand Medicaid On His Own

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed Friday to bypass the General Assembly and expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income residents on his own, a move Republican lawmakers immediately promised to fight.

06/20/2014

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Scuttle Vote On Spending Bill

Biggest obstacle is Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants.

06/18/2014

Janet Shadoin was unable to unenroll from the plan she purchased on the Affordable Care Act online marketplace. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Claims She Was Double-Billed Signing Up For Obamacare

Janet Shadoin was unable to unenroll from the plan she purchased on the Affordable Care Act online marketplace.

06/17/2014

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Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage For Cancer Test

More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billions, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

06/17/2014

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Anti-Obama Themes Used In 2 GOP Runoff Races

Fellow Republicans Leslie Rutledge and John Burris faced the same problem in Arkansas’ primary runoff, fending off mailers and TV ads that tried to paint them as allies of a Democratic president they’ve repeatedly criticized. But the outcomes were sharply different, with Rutledge winning the GOP’s nomination for attorney general and Burris losing his bid for a state Senate seat.

06/11/2014

Virginia Republicans are being accused of bribing off a Democratic state senator by offering him and his daughter prestigious jobs in exchange for his resignation – giving the GOP control of the chamber and the ability to strike down Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Va. GOP Accused Of Bribing Dem Senator, Daughter With Top Jobs

Virginia Republicans are being accused of bribing off a Democratic state senator by offering he and his daughter prestigious jobs in exchange for his resignation – giving the GOP control of the chamber and the ability to strike down Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act.

06/09/2014

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland’s Health Exchange Website Problems Hang Over Anthony Brown

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s bid to become Maryland’s next governor has received wide backing from federal, state and local Maryland political leaders, as well as a long list of endorsements from a variety of organizations.

06/06/2014

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Taps Castro For Cabinet, Boost To Democrat

In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation’s next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party’s most celebrated up-and-comers.

06/05/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. shows the homepage for the HealthCare.gov Internet site. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Oregon Governor Seeks Lawsuit Against Corporation Over State’s Failed Online Obamacare Exchange

Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he’s seeking a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over Oregon’s online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which embarrassed the state and resulted in multiple investigations.

05/30/2014

Flu season shaping up to be "bad" as it gets to its earliest start in 10years. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images

Senator Offers Compromise on Medicaid Impasse

A proposed small procedural change to a legislative commission may be the starting point of a compromise that ends a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget.

05/29/2014