Stories by Tom Howell Jr.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Treasury's Jack Lew warns against brinkmanship over debt ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday called on Congress to "do its job" and avoid what could be a bruising budgetary standoff this fall, arguing Washington cannot afford a repeat of the type of ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Anthony Weiner under pressure to drop out as campaign manager quits

Embattled candidate Anthony D. Weiner faced mounting pressure Sunday to reconsider his mayoral ambitions in New York City after he confessed last week to swapping illicit messages and photos with ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

House panel looks at ways to help children of illegal immigrants

A House panel pushed forward Tuesday with the Republicans' step-by-step approach to immigration reform, taking up proposals that carve a pathway to citizenship for the children who were brought ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Resolution on contraceptive coverage getting closer for religious employers

Religiously devout employers who object to insuring contraceptives for their employees under President Obama's new health care law are closer to resolving — either through compromise or through ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Obama's health care law shifts big unions' political alliances to GOP

Discord over President Obama's health care law is forging strange alliances, with top Republicans reaching out to union bosses who helped Democrats muscle the legislation through Congress three ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Official: "Evolving" evidence led to health law delays

A Treasury Department official in charge of health policy said Wednesday the Obama administration's decision to delay the health care law's "employer mandate" was made "sometime in June" ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Senate GOP files bill to defund Obamacare

Senate Republicans ratcheted up calls to fully defund "Obamacare" through legislation Thursday, even as similar, piecemeal efforts failed during the markup of a health spending bill.
By Tom Howell Jr.
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