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3 years 6 months ago

Obama offers states health care leeway

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is offering to let states unhappy with his health care overhaul design their own plans as long as they fulfill the goals of his landmark law. The law already allows states to submit their own plans, but not until 2017. A White House proposal...

3 years 7 months ago

Obama open to 'tweak' of health care, not repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama ridiculed lingering opposition to his 10-month-old health care law Friday and vowed to oppose efforts to repeal it, underscoring his commitment to his signature legislative achievement despite the new reality of a divided Congress. Days after delivering a State of the Union message in...

3 years 11 months ago

GOP to reveal 'Pledge to America' today

Republicans are making their final argument to voters six weeks before congressional elections with a campaign manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and focused on creating jobs. GOP lawmakers on Thursday were to roll out their "Pledge to America" - a 21-page document filled with...

4 years 1 month ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 6 months ago

Obama turns up the heat for health care overhaul

President Barack Obama is again using his weekly radio and Internet address to try to convince a skeptical public of the need for his health care overhaul plan. Facing a tough political environment, Obama also targeted Democratic lawmakers who are wavering. Republicans are repeating their call to start from scratch...

4 years 8 months ago

Obama: Senate vote on health care a `big victory'

President Barack Obama is hailing a Senate vote to propel health care legislation toward final passage, calling it a "big victory for the American people." By the thinnest possible margin, all 58 Democrats and the Senate's two independents held together early Monday in a crucial test vote against unanimous Republican...

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