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Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer firefighting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obama's health care law.   (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Obamacare Puts Volunteer Firefighting In Jeopardy

Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer firefighting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obama’s health care law.

01/05/2014

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Supreme Court Weighs New Health Law Dispute

President Barack Obama’s health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies’ religious objections to the law’s birth-control mandate.

11/25/2013

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ongoing Health Care Troubles Give GOP A Much-Needed Boost

The health care law’s seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy, helping them to move past the government-shutdown debacle and focus on a theme for next year’s elections.

11/10/2013

The GOP-run House Energy and Commerce Committee hears from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday about the troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the online portal access insurance exchanges. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sebelius To Face Tough Questioning From GOP-led Committee

President Barack Obama’s health secretary is in the hot seat this week as House Republicans get a chance to question her about the troubled rollout of the health care law they long have tried to repeal.

10/27/2013

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With Republicans

The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

10/06/2013

File photo of US Senator Mark Warner, D-Virginia.  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Partial Federal Shutdown Echoes Across Virginia Politics

In the hours after a dysfunctional Congress failed to provide funding to keep federal government fully operational, Virginia’s politicians staked out positions that could affect elections this year and next.

10/01/2013

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

D.C. Health Care Exchange Missing Medicaid Feature

The District of Columbia’s new health care exchange will debut Tuesday, but will be missing a key feature.

09/26/2013

President Barack Obama says he's prepared to move forward on a "serious plan" for Syria's chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.  (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: World Must Stand Ready To Act On Syria

President Barack Obama says he’s prepared to move forward on a “serious plan” for Syria’s chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.

09/14/2013

A Congressional Research Service report finds that President has already signed 14 laws to amend, retract or simply change the Affordable Care Act, and he has also taken five steps to delay the federal law.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: 19 Amendments, Delays To ‘Obamacare’ Since Its Signing

A Congressional Research Service report finds that President has already signed 14 laws to amend, retract or simply change the Affordable Care Act, and he has also taken five steps to delay the federal law.

09/11/2013

American voters overwhelmingly oppose undercutting President Barack Obama’s signature health care law by shutting down the federal government – a percentage gap of 72 percent to 22 percent. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)

‘Obamacare’ Contractors Project Confidence Ahead Of Oct. 1 Deadline

Major contractors hooking up the internal plumbing of President Barack Obama’s health care law projected confidence Tuesday that they will be ready to go by an Oct. 1 deadline, even though the system is still being tested.

09/10/2013

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