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President Barack Obama at the White House.

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama’s Obamacare Loop: ‘Endless’

To hear the president tell it, he is caught in an endless tape loop. “The debate now is about what? Benghazi? Obamacare?” President Barack Obama asked at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Maryland this evening, citing the two- and four-year-old...

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

Obamacare’s Valleys and Hills: Obama on a Hilltop Today

The Obama administration “botched” the Oct. 1 roll-out of the “Obamacare” website. That was the president’s verb. The health-care exchanges opened under the law enrolled 7 million people by the March 31 deadline, meeting expectations. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of...

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

Georgia’s Gingrey Attacks Obamacare, Attacked as `Big Spender’

As Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia touts his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health-care law on television, an outside group is attacking the Republican Senate hopeful on fiscal policy. “As an doctor, I took an oath to do no harm....

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People stand in the line to register for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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People stand in the line to register for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.1 Million

President Barack Obama said that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage under his health-insurance law. “All told, because of this law, millions of our fellow citizens know the economic security of health insurance who didn’t just a few years...

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Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., and his wife Debbie Dingell attend the statue unveiling ceremony for President Gerald Ford in the rotunda of the Capitol.

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Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., and his wife Debbie Dingell attend the statue unveiling ceremony for President Gerald Ford in the rotunda of the Capitol.

Courting Congress: The Clinton Papers

Heir-apparent Debbie Dingell was wielding power in her husband John Dingell’s congressional office in 1993 as the Clinton White House tried to convince the then-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to support Hillary Rodham Clinton’s healthcare overhaul plan....

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

Cuomo: Good Night and Good Luck

Want the news? Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got it. The New York Democrat, who faces re-election in November, started a weekly video series today called “The State of New York” that will “recap the week’s news stories from across the state,”...

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Job seekers wait in line to enter a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Job seekers wait in line to enter a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas on Jan. 29, 2014.

Obamacare’s Workforce Toll Read Two Ways in CBO Report

The headline on the CBO report today is of a declining federal deficit. The subhead that Republicans are retweeting is about a declining labor market — the toll that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will take on the American...

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc.

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc.

Koch Brothers’ $300-Million Friday

The Koch Brothers, two of the richest people in the world, grew $300 million richer on Friday, by the measure of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Charles and David Koch, worth a combined $100.4 billion, gained $300 million on Friday. http://t.co/7V3C8fb9Hg...

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