By the end of the week, the Obama administration had begun to do what it had declined, at first, to do after Russia made its “uncontested arrival” in the Crimea. It had provided loan guarantees to Ukraine, and promises of further aid. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark unit will remain under contract as host of the federal website HealthCare.gov to better ensure a smooth end to Obamacare's open enrollment period on M...
Not the same thing. It takes a special kind of stupid to invite Ralph Reed, that Ralph Reed, the Ralph Reed of the Abramoff scandal, to your conference to talk to you about the latest thing he's pitching. So you know what, conservatives?...Show More Summary
Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham claimed that undocumented immigrants under the Obama administration's deferred action program would have access to health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In fact, DACA recipients...Show More Summary
The Obama administration has awarded a contract extension to a Healthcare.gov vendor, months after federal health officials had selected another firm to replace it. According to a posting on the main federal contracting Web site Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Verizon Terremark signed a contract extension in late January for cloud […]
Prior to the release of President Obama's budget his week, there was some speculation that it might shed light on he administration's opaque spending in support of Obamacare. But the budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services,...Show More Summary
The Obama administration is making the right moves to counter Russia's push into Ukraine, the most recent ambassador to Moscow said on Friday. The post Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Praises Threat Of U.S. Sanctions In Ukraine Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama administration's latest two-year extension of health plans that don't comply with Obamacare requirements once again puts the fate of the health care law in states’ hands. The administration's decision, announced Wednesday, won't mean anything in the states that reject the latest extension because they ultimately have control over their insurance markets. Old health […]
They still don’t get it. The Obama administration still apparently thinks — despite evidence to the contrary — that it can achieve “educational equity” by holding a contest with winners and losers. When the $4.35 billion Race to the Top was first announced in 2009 as the administration’s chief education initiative, it was promoted as […]
New York Times editorial: The Obama administration announced a new policy on Wednesday that will allow many people to renew their existing insurance policies for two more years even though the policies don’t provide the comprehensive coverage and consumer protections required by the Affordable Care Act. The move is designed to provide political cover for [...]
If you thought Republicans couldn't get any nastier or more cynical than what we normally see from them when they appear on our corporate media, you were wrong. Jindal Compares Obama Administration To Segregationist: Louisiana Gov. Bobby...Show More Summary
The Obama administration's 2015 budget request for all U.S. spy agencies is $3.9 billion less than last year, reflecting the latest round of war-weary funding cuts to national security.
By Louise Radnofsky, The Wall Street Journal The slew of regulations released by the Obama administration Wednesday to implement the federal health law included confirmation that some labor unions and businesses would get a break from the law’s so-called belly button tax.
Chris Edwards The Obama administration released its 2015 budget this week. The budget shows federal debt held by the public falling from 74 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year to 69 percent by 2024. That reduction occurs...Show More Summary
On health care and tax returns… You can keep your current low-benefit health insurance plan for two more years, according to the latest from the Obama Administration. But the Affordable Care Act still requires many without insurance to pay a penalty tax. Bob Williams explains and shares a new TPC calculator that figures those ACA penalties. Chances […]
(Scott Johnson) Earlier this week Israel seized a ship carrying high-trajectory missiles bound for Gaza from Iran. The Obama administration wants it known that the United States collaborated with Israel in tracking the ship. Yet I can’t find any comment by an administration official on the message in the missiles. Show More Summary
Just two days day after the Obama administration proposed to cut millions of dollars in funding to clean up the infamous Hanford nuclear site in Washington state, the Energy Department said Thursday that one of the location’s oldest storage tanks may have sprung another leak.
Things are moving far too fast in Kiev, Moscow and Crimea to write about events there. But the past isn’t going anywhere. Though you wouldn’t know that from the way the Obama administration talks about it. Throughout this crisis — indeed,...Show More Summary
Putin, Petroleum and Pantyhose by Michael Reagan Mr. Putin’s quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me. Neither was the Obama administration’s half-butted reaction on Tuesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that to show our support for Poland and the Baltic states after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the we will train [...]
(CNN) - A fierce congressional critic of the Obama administration's foreign policy gave the President credit Thursday for recent actions he's taken in the ongoing situation in Ukraine. Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CNN's "Crossfire" that Obama had done “a very good job” in the last 24 hours. The South Carolina Republican added “I appreciate […]