By Lori Montgomery, Ben Pershing and Paul Kane House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday...
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Even as his health care fight appeared to be nearing a conclusion, President Obama hailed the opening of another war on Saturday -- the beginning of congressional hearings on a revamping of financial regulation.
For the second year in a row, President Obama offered a message to the Iranian people on that country's New Year's holiday, known as Nowruz.
The Rev. Al Sharpton broke with other prominent black leaders to criticize Tavis Smiley's "We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda" conference taking place in Chicago this weekend, saying the PBS commentator would use it to criticize President Obama even though he didn't subject the last Democratic president to the same scrutiny.
Rep. Jason Altmire said Friday he would vote against the health reform bill, while Reps. Suzanne Kosmas and Brad Ellsworth said they would support it.
Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, whose image has been battered by a series of high-profile controversies, is turning to a veteran of the Obama White House to help her with communications strategy. DCPS confirmed Friday that it is negotiating a contract with former White House communications director and veteran Democratic media consultant Anita Dunn.
A long-running tussle in Congress over regional Medicare reimbursement rates has erupted into a last-minute clash that has at least one House Democrat threatening to withdraw his support for the health-care overhaul up for a vote Sunday.
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Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello (D) said Friday that he would vote in favor of Democrats' health package this weekend, but only after he gets a promise from the Senate that it will pass "fixes" to the bill designed to make it more palatable to the House.
Democrats picked up another vote in favor of their Friday, as Ohio Rep. John Boccieri (D) announced that he would support the final measure after having opposed the original House bill in November.
More than five months after House leaders muscled the first version of health legislation through their chamber, the revised package is lumbering toward a final roll call Sunday, picking up votes, momentum and more controversy along the way.
Final vote on President Obama's health-care legislation is likely to come late Sunday.
Reps. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) and Betsy Markey (D-Colo.) will now support the health-care legislation before the House, reversing the opposition that led them to vote against it on Nov. 7.
Trumka said in a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon that the labor federation has voted overwhelmingly to support the final version of the health-care bill, despite the fact that it lacks many elements the AFL has sought.
Senate Republicans are said to be lining up behind David Kris, now assistant attorney general for the National Security Division, for the still-vacant deputy attorney general post.
Allaying a lingering concern about immigration issues in the health-care battle, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus announced its unanimous support for President Obama's key domestic agenda initiative.
Buried in the bill Democrats unveiled Thursday afternoon was a provision related to student loans that may be aimed at winning support from the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
The House voted 222-203 Thursday to set aside a resolution that would have required an up-or-down tally on the Senate health bill.
President Obama lost a former supporter of his health-care initiative Thursday, as Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) told reporters he's opposed to the legislation.
The House Rules Committee on Thursday posted the final element of President Obama's health-care package,...
Some of the more liberal voices in the Democratic Party have dropped their insistence that any health-care legislation include a Medicare-style insurance option and instead are demanding all Democrats vote for the bill being considered now, which does not include such as provision.
The long health-care battle and the economy have certainly taken a toll on President Obama and his administration. But the damage has been, if anything, more severe to the Congress.
President Obama signed an $18 billion jobs bill into law in a Rose Garden ceremony this morning, providing tax breaks for businesses that hire previously unemployed workers and extending funding for infrastructure and transportation projects.
Congressional Democrats on Thursday will unveil a final version of their comprehensive health-care plan, with House leaders saying the bill would cut the federal deficit by more than $100 billion over the next decade and more than $1 trillion over by 2030.
Democratic backers of health-care reform had their best day in awhile Wednesday, buoyed by a pair of key vote announcements and consensus in much of the press coverage that momentum is on their side.
In what may be a first, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will conduct his daily press briefing Thursday in the Rose Garden, moving the cantankerous press corps out of the cramped, low-ceilinged building that connects the West Wing to the White House residence.
Anti-abortion forces who oppose President Obama's health-care overhaul suffered a significant defection Wednesday when Rep Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.) announced that he would vote in favor of the proposal.
After the fact-checking site Politifact gave a recent ad from Americans for Prosperity a "Pants on Fire" rating for egregiously inaccurate claims, the Democratic National Committee's communications director called on the conservative advocacy group's North Carolina state director "to pull the ad." A man who is also his brother.
In a rare interview with Fox News, President Obama said Wednesday that procedural maneuvers involving his health-care bill will not shield Democrats from those who want to criticize their stance on the issue.
Democrats responded quickly Wednesday to an AP story that suggested health insurance premiums would go up if Congress passes health care legislation, blasting the news agency's fact check as inaccurate.
President sees national championship going to Kansas.
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A new survey portrays Americans as pessimistic, believing the nation is in decline and that quality of life for future generations may be lower than it is today.
The Senate cleared an $18 billion jobs bill for President Obama's signature Wednesday, a down payment on what Democrats hope will be a significant election-year investment in boosting the economy.
As the House moves toward a vote on health-care legislation, one possible route to passage involves a procedural measure called a "self-executing rule," or "deem and pass."
Saying "I take this vote with the utmost seriousness," Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced Wednesday morning that he will vote for the health-care bill now before the House, despite his reservations.
After the health-reform fight is over -- and after House Democrats either have or haven't used the "deem and pass" strategyto get the bill through -- Nancy Pelosi and her allies will have to look back at this week and wonder whether it was worth all the obvious distraction this has caused.
President Obama will give hold a final, pre-vote rally for health care in Fairfax County, Virginia on Friday, White House officials announced today.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine promised an army of volunteers will campaign for lawmakers who vote for health-care reform this week, though he declined to say whether the DNC will withhold help from those who don't.
Obama just picked his men's and women's NCAA brackets.
Nowhere did Gibbs say whether the president liked the procedural tactic, or didn't like it.
Just in case the process for passing health care wasn't confusing enough already, House Republicans announced a plan Tuesday that would force Democrats to vote on whether they should have a vote.
The proposed House "deem and pass" vote strategy is already meeting with one of the most insidious enemies of political strategy: online mockery.
President Obama is going on Fox News.
Hundreds of conservative "tea party" activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to protest health-care legislation up for a final vote by the House this week, urging Congress to "kill the bill."
A state appellate court ruled Tuesday that the New Jersey secretary of state must accept...
Updated 1:45 p.m. By Ben Pershing House Republicans issued a clear threat Tuesday to Democrats...
Democrats' desire to shift the health-reform focus from process to policy may have to wait a bit longer, as House leaders are weighing a path to passage that ensures yet more debate over parliamentary procedure.
President Obama invited Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who says he plans to vote no on the health-care bill, to the ultimate pressure cooker as he tries to nail down a majority for his top domestic priority.
Vice President Biden traveled to Ohio Monday to raise money for an endangered freshman Democratic congressman who has yet to declare his support for health-care reform legislation.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli denied accusations Monday that he is a birther, saying that audio posted online of him saying it is not "beyond the realm of possibility" President Obama was born in Kenya reflected "a hypothetical legal answer" to a question.
Breaking down the process that the health-care reform bill is expected to follow in the House this week.
A key House committee voted Monday to advance President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system, clearing the way for the House to vote on the measure later this week.
As in South Carolina during the presidential primary season, a regional voice on Monday gave President Obama a strong and simple line to use over and over.
Four months after the House got the health-reform ball rolling with a narrow vote to pass its version of the measure, the chamber is set this week to decide the fate of the bill -- and Democrats' near-term political future -- once again.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs proclaimed on CBS' "Face the Nation" that "this is the week" that the House of Representatives will pass the Senate's health-care reform bill and send it to President Obama's desk for his signature.