Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama’s promised signature.
Frustration seems to be more common in Washington than the ability to reach a bipartisan deal across party lines.
On the first day uninsured Americans could sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a crowd turned out at the Hill House to learn more.
America’s Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in town on Tuesday with a message to 1.2 million Pennsylvanians without health insurance.
On Wednesday, a state Senate committee gave up its effort to expand the state’s Medicaid program to tens of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians.
Congress is off on its Fourth of July holiday and did not resolve the interest rate crisis for student loans.
Gay rights advocates hope the Supreme Court’s decision moves Pennsylvania a step closer to marriage equality.
They are the largest across-the-board federal spending cuts in history. President Obama signed the order setting them into motion Friday night. Now, some local congressmen are weighing in.
All it needs now is the President’s signature. Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives approved a bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.
Dec. 31 is the last chance for Congress to prevent the United States from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” and it doesn’t appear the two sides are close to a deal.
The “cliff” was created a year or so ago when Congress and the White House couldn’t agree on a way to cut the federal deficit.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.
Liberals and their ilk obviously won the executive branch of the United States government for another four years with the reelection of President Barack Obama, but they still pick fights as much as they did before the election – if not more.
If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.