WASHINGTON — Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health-care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Obama’s signature legislation.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health-care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that includes birth control, saying it contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
MIAMI — Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country’s immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters including U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III took their place.
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Tuesday that his sweeping health-care overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts to strip away its protections.
President Obama, at a White House health-care event Tuesday, repeated the rationale behind the Affordable Care Act: “We believe that ... nobody should have to worry about going broke” because of medical bills.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not reconsider the part of President Obama’s health-care law that requires employers to provide basic health insurance for their workers or pay a tax penalty.
Shoppers leave a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, where a quickening national rate of inflation is now coupled with growing shortages of staple items.
CARACAS, Venezuela — The late President Hugo Chavez’s dream of leveraging Venezuela’s oil wealth to spread revolution across Latin America is crumbling under the weight of an economic crisis that is forcing his handpicked successor to cut back on generous foreign aid.
Some conservative policy pundits are starting to imagine a detente over Obamacare, in which Republicans recognize the conservative nature of the law and support it in return for tweaks that advance their ideas. Liberals should be open to such a deal.
The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times:
The following editorial appeared Sunday in the Washington Post:
The U.S.-led deal to freeze Iran’s nuclear program is a great accomplishment on many levels. Begin with the most basic: What if the talks in Geneva had failed?
According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program reached last weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran’s notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to…
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Baltimore Sun:
A president desperate to change the subject and a secretary of state desperate to make a name for himself are reportedly on the verge of an “interim” nuclear accord with Iran. France called it a “sucker’s deal.” France was being charitable.