benefits

A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians were killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria. But he said they have no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred.  (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Budget Cuts Affect Survivor Benefits

A pension cut for military retirees in last month’s budget agreement that riled veterans groups and several lawmakers extends to survivors’ benefits and special compensation for combat.

01/13/2014

Physicians are expressing concern that a 90-day grace period rule for health plans covered under the Affordable Care Act will allow insurance companies to deny payment to doctors.  (Getty Images)

Over 20,000 Enroll Through DC Health Exchange

District of Columbia officials say more than 20,000 people have signed up for health coverage through the city’s insurance marketplace.

01/10/2014

File photo of job fair. (credit:  STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits Saturday

More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and setting up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

12/27/2013

Hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Private Lobbyists Receive Public Pensions In 20 States

Hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards.

08/25/2013

A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians were killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria. But he said they have no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred.  (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon To Permit Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Military Members

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Pentagon’s decision to make health care, housing and other benefits available to same-sex spouses of military members is a big win for fairness and equality.

08/14/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Ed Markey for Senate rally in Boston, Mass., on June 12, 2013. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Immigrants Excluded From Health Care Overhaul

President Barack Obama has championed two sweeping policy changes that could transform how people live in the United States: affordable health care for all and a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants illegally in the country.

06/21/2013

A House committee says a soon-to-be released Treasury Department report finds the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold about 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012. (read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

House Panel: IRS Conferences Racked Up $50M Tab, Hefty Hotel Bills

A House committee says a soon-to-be released Treasury Department report finds the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold about 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

06/02/2013

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