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4 years 6 months ago

Tea Party target won't seek re-election

Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan tells The Associated Press that he'll retire from Congress rather than seek a 10th term this year. Stupak has drawn criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care overhaul after leading a bloc of anti-abortion Democrats whose last-minute support was crucial to...

4 years 6 months ago

13 attorneys general sue over health care overhaul

Republican attorneys general from 13 states including Colorado are suing the federal government to stop the massive health care overhaul, claiming it's unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed immediately after President Barack Obama signed the overhaul bill Tuesday. It names the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and...

4 years 6 months ago

Obama signs health overhaul bill

President Barack Obama capped a yearlong political drama Tuesday, signing into law a landmark health care reform bill that had been seen as impossible just two months ago. The president said the law "will set into motion what a generation of Americans have fought for." He said he...

4 years 6 months ago

Local reaction to health care vote

A controversial vote in D.C. yesterday ripples, home to southern Colorado today. Here's what several people walking in downtown Colorado Springs said about Congress passing the controversial health care bill: "I was praying that it would fail," said Shirley McPherson. "I thought it was wonderful," said Cle Austin....

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado effort to block health care overhaul

Opponents of federal health care legislation want Colorado voters to block it at the polls. A proposed ballot measure would bar the state from enforcing the legislation, including a provision that would require most people to buy insurance. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers want Attorney General John Suthers to join...

4 years 6 months ago

Ugly build-up to House health care vote

House Democrats heard it all Saturday - words of inspiration from President Barack Obama and raucous chants of protests from demonstrators. And at times it was flat-out ugly, including some racial epithets aimed at black members of Congress. Most of the day's important work leading up to Sunday's historic...

4 years 8 months ago

Massachusetts Senate race called "crucial"

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele isn't making predictions but calls today's special Senate election in Massachusetts crucial. He says that Democrats who dominated politics a year ago are finding the landscape "very different" now. But he did say he expects majority Democrats in the U.S. Senate to quickly...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama, democrats burn midnight oil in health talks

Democrats report progress as the latest effort at a compromise health care overhaul lasted well into the morning at the White House. President Barack Obama met with congressional Democratic leaders until about 1 a.m. The leaders continued talking for about another 25 minutes after Obama left. An Obama administration statement...

4 years 10 months ago

Sen. Udall touts medical malpractice plan

A medical malpractice proposal is on its way to Congress from a judicial think tank in Colorado. Sen. Mark Udall is expected to introduce a plan Thursday to tweak rules for malpractice trials. The plan has the backing of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at...

4 years 11 months ago

Thousands rally to protest health care bill

Chanting "Kill the bill," thousands of conservatives rallied at the Capitol on Thursday against the Democrats' health care overhaul plan. The campaign-style event kicked off a daylong, Republican protest against the legislation. "This bill is the greatest threat to freedom that I have seen," House Republican leader John...

4 years 11 months ago

House health care bill exceeds $1 trillion

Congressional officials say health care legislation taking shape in the House carries a price tag of at least $1 trillion over a decade. That's significantly higher than the target President Barack Obama has set. Democrats have touted an unreleased Congressional Budget Office estimate of $871 billion in recent days....

5 years 4 days ago

Work to forge a singe health bill

The closed-door effort to craft a final health care bill for the Senate to consider continues today with a goal of getting a bill to the Senate floor by the last week of the month. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledges that it's a balancing act -- trying to combine...

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