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AP-GfK poll: Another worry about new health law

12/16/2013 1:05am
Just when the government's insurance website is starting to run more smoothly, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds a potentially bigger problem for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

12/16/2013 1:06am
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the health care overhaul was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 5-9. It is based on online interviews of 1,367 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Budget deal may signal era of tiny achievements

12/16/2013 1:07am
People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough even as they acknowledge it does little.

Congress targets fed workers' pensions for savings

12/16/2013 11:09am
Top lawmakers have found easy prey in their hunt for savings for Congress' budget deal: Federal workers' retirement programs, which are notably generous compared to the norm in private industry.

Can this marriage be saved? GOP, hard-right groups

12/16/2013 4:56pm
Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another.

Senate confirms new homeland security secretary

12/16/2013 5:29pm
Democrats used their newly initiated lower threshold for defeating filibusters Monday to win Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nomination of former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson to be secretary of homeland security.

Ethics Committee launches investigation into Radel

12/16/2013 5:33pm
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday it was launching a formal investigation of a Florida congressman who pleaded guilty last month to cocaine possession.

Budget legislation gains GOP support

12/16/2013 5:42pm
Bipartisan legislation to soften across-the-board spending cuts gained ground among Senate Republicans on Monday and Democrats expressed optimism it would gain the 60 votes needed to pass by week's end.