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Going it alone gives Obama new sense of purpose

02/22/2014 1:49am
This week, President Barack Obama promoted tougher fuel efficiency standards for trucks. He touted progress on initiatives to strengthen the U.S. patent system. And he signed an executive order intended to speed up the process for approving import or export cargo.

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

02/22/2014 1:52am
Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.

Obama to propose changes to wildfire funding

02/22/2014 6:27pm
President Barack Obama's upcoming budget will include a proposal to change the way the federal government pays to fight wildfires, a White House official said Saturday.