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Obamacare: What Could Go Wrong Next?

Obamacare: What Could Go Wrong Next?

vaeenma/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — After an unprecedented, last-minute surge, the Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period closed last week, topping out at more than seven million enrollees.But even as the White House celebrated surpassing its enrollm…

Former San Diego Mayor Ends Home Confinement

Former San Diego Mayor Ends Home Confinement

Bill Wechter/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Bob Filner, the former San Diego mayor who resigned in disgrace last year following multiple sexual harassment charges, is no longer confined to house arrest.Last December, Filner, 71, was sentenced to 90 days of…

White House Not Ready to Celebrate Health Care Law Enrollment Success

White House Not Ready to Celebrate Health Care Law Enrollment Success

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Was President Obama premature in getting excited about the Affordable Care Act signing up 7.1 million Americans?White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer admits it was a celebratory moment, especially after things looked bleak fol…

Sen. Claire McCaskill: ‘Moment of Truth’ for General Motors

Sen. Claire McCaskill: ‘Moment of Truth’ for General Motors

mccaskill.senate.gov(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Claire McCaskill, speaking Sunday on This Week, did not rule out the possibility of jail time for General Motors employees who may have perpetrated a cover-up at the company involving a defective ignition swi…

Chiarelli on Fort Hood: ‘We Have to Consider These Wounds of War’

Chiarelli on Fort Hood: ‘We Have to Consider These Wounds of War’

(WASHINGTON) — Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Martha Raddatz discussed Wednesday’s shooting in Fort Hood and the lasting effects of post traumatic stress disorder with experts Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, former Army Vice Chief of Staff and ABC News Consu…

Misty Copeland: ‘Classical Ballet World So Far Behind’ the Times

Misty Copeland: ‘Classical Ballet World So Far Behind’ the Times

Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For a decade, Misty Copeland was the only African American ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
“It’s really hard. The classical ballet world is so far behind,” Copeland told ABC News’ …

Obama’s Weekly Address: A Budget to Ensure Opportunity for All Working Americans

Obama’s Weekly Address: A Budget to Ensure Opportunity for All Working Americans

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s weekly address has become a weekly discussion of the middle-class economy, and this week is no different. In this week’s address, the president promotes his budget and…

GOP Weekly Address: SKILLS Act Would Help Fill Jobs, Sen. Scott Says

GOP Weekly Address: SKILLS Act Would Help Fill Jobs, Sen. Scott Says

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — The most important issue facing our nation is job creation, according to Sen. Tim Scott.  In this week’s Republican address, the South Carolina senator and former small business owner discusses a bill he’s introduced — …

ABC News Exclusive: Grand Jury Convened in Christie Bridge Scandal Probe

ABC News Exclusive: Grand Jury Convened in Christie Bridge Scandal Probe

ABC News (NEWARK, N.J.) — The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned. Twenty-three jurors convened in…

A Presidential Second Act: Bush 43 Shows Off Latest Artwork

A Presidential Second Act: Bush 43 Shows Off Latest Artwork

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — George W. Bush, the man who has previously drawn artistic inspiration by painting himself in various poses in the bathroom, decided to paint some pictures of his world leader friends.The 43rd president unveil…

Should Members of Congress Make More Than Their $174K?

Should Members of Congress Make More Than Their $174K?

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — Most Americans would probably look at someone making $174,000 a year and imagine how a more lucrative income could change their own lives.Bigger home, nicer car, perhaps another child, private education, some international tr…

Gillibrand, McCaskill Team Up to Combat College Sexual Assaults

Gillibrand, McCaskill Team Up to Combat College Sexual Assaults

Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., were on opposite sides in the highly publicized fight over how to end sexual assaults in the military.  But now the two Democratic women ar…

Former Christie Aide to Run Scott Brown’s Senate Operation

Former Christie Aide to Run Scott Brown’s Senate Operation

Robert Giroux/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Scott Brown is staffing up.He’s poised to move from just “exploring” to officially running for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire as soon as next week and on Friday he announced the hire of t…

Sarah Palin Talks About Killing Her Own Dinner

Sarah Palin Talks About Killing Her Own Dinner

The Sportsman Channel(WASHINGTON) — Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin served up some down-home Alaska charm — and a platter of moose hot dogs and bear-meat chili — on her new reality TV show, Amazing America.Hosting a television show is…

White House to Post Ambassador Nominee Qualifications Online

White House to Post Ambassador Nominee Qualifications Online

Vacclav/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration will start posting proof of their ambassadorial nominees’ competency online in an effort to stanch criticism that their political appointees are not qualified to represent the United Stat…

Hillary Clinton: Media Promotes ‘Double Standard’ for Women

Hillary Clinton: Media Promotes ‘Double Standard’ for Women

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton said the “double standard” in how the media talks about women in public life is “alive and well” during a discussion on the opening night of Tina Brown’s three-day Women …

Congress Petitions FBI for More Active Role in Peace Corps Murder Investigation

Congress Petitions FBI for More Active Role in Peace Corps Murder Investigation

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Congressional leaders are calling on U.S. government officials to be more active in solving the case of Kate Puzey, the Peace Corps volunteer who was brutally murdered in the West African country of Benin five ye…

Soros Son: Fighting Fire with Fire in Billionaire Battle for 2016

Soros Son: Fighting Fire with Fire in Billionaire Battle for 2016

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for International Rescue Committee(WASHINGTON) — The 2016 race for the White House is officially months away, but another, shadow campaign is already in full swing — taking place not with confetti and balloons, but with e…

Boehner Releases First Campaign Commercial Since 2010

Boehner Releases First Campaign Commercial Since 2010

ABC/Martin H. Simon(WASHINGTON) — It’s not exactly unusual for a candidate to release a commercial ahead of a campaign, but House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, isn’t your typical candidate.Boehner, who has served in Congress since 1990, ha…

To Help Sick Kids, a Rare Scene in the Oval Office

To Help Sick Kids, a Rare Scene in the Oval Office

Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP(WASHINGTON) — Here are two things you don’t see every day at the White House: a bill signing, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., standing beside President Obama with a big smile.The political rivals were toget…

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