GOP Senator: Budget Cuts Affect Survivor BenefitsA 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.
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.
1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits SaturdayMore 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.
Private Lobbyists Receive Public Pensions In 20 StatesHundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards.
Pentagon To Permit Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Military MembersNew 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.
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.
House Panel: IRS Conferences Racked Up $50M Tab, Hefty Hotel BillsA 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.