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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

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.  (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

File photo of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tea Party Opponent: ‘Cantor Saying He Opposes Amnesty Is Like Obama Saying He Opposes Obamacare’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faced criticism over immigration from right and left Wednesday, laying bare the rough politics of the issue even as President Barack Obama sought to increase pressure on House Republicans to act.

05/28/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on May 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Pelosi: ‘We’re Not Running On Or From The Affordable Care Act’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will make a judgment call on whether or not to run on Obamacare during this year’s midterm elections.

05/27/2014

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)

States Confronting New Concerns Medicaid Costs Will Rise Due To Obamacare

From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.

05/26/2014

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