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President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates. (Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Criticizes GOP Budget Plan: ‘Goal Is Not To Chase A Balanced Budget Just For the Sake Of Balance’

President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates.

03/12/2013

File photo of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. (credit: Getty Images)

Ryan: New GOP Budget Resembles Last Year’s Plan

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Wednesday that the balanced-budget blueprint he’s releasing next week will look a lot like the plan Republicans passed last year.

03/06/2013

File photo of a nursing home. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Medicare Pays More Than $5B To Nursing Homes That Fail To Meet Federal Quality Of Care Rules

Medicare paid billions in taxpayer dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to look after their residents, government investigators have found.

02/28/2013

Obamacare supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Health Act on June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

File photo of Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Warns Obama Against Tax Increases, Spending

Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, vowing that they would guard against Washington-centric policies and help middle-class families rebound from years of tepid economic growth.

02/12/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reported that President Obama is not open to a raise in the Medicare eligibility age. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Flatly Rejects Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Above 65

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defiantly rejected any provision that would raise the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 years old.

02/12/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama To Revive Populist Message In SOTU Speech

Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy.

02/11/2013

File photo of Sen. Robert Menendez. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Menendez Emails Sought To Aid Donor’s Firm

Emails between Sen. Robert Menendez’s office and the Homeland Security Department describe efforts by his staff in January to thwart U.S. donations of cargo-screening equipment to the government of the Dominican Republic. Donated equipment could have jeopardized a port security contract benefiting a close Menendez associate and fundraiser.

02/11/2013

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Criticize Cuccinelli for Book Remarks

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday denounced Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s remarks in his new book about government programs like Medicare and Social Security.

01/31/2013

File photo of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan arriving at last week's Inauguration. (credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan: GOP Needs To Pick Its Fights With Obama, Must ‘Stay United’

Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during President Barack Obama’s second term, rejecting some White House proposals outright and trying to infuse others with conservative principles.

01/26/2013

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