Obama on the Affordable Care Act’s Fifth Anniversary: ‘It’s Working’

He challenged Republican critics who are campaigning on repealing the law. President Obama had a simple message on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act: It’s working. Speaking in the Executive Office Building next to the White House, Obama argued that his signature health care law was “working better than many of us — including me — anticipated” at […]

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Rand Paul Proposes Boosting Defense Spending

His amendment would add $76.5 billion to the defense budget Just weeks before announcing his 2016 presidential bid, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is completing an about-face on a longstanding pledge to curb the growth in defense spending. In an olive branch to defense hawks hell-bent on curtailing his White House ambitions, the libertarian Senator introduced a budget amendment late Wednesday […]

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Obama Slows Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

President Obama said the U.S. will keep about 10,000 troops in Afghanistan this year, as that country’s leaders had asked he SLOW the process of removing troops by 2017. “This flexibility reflects a reinvigoration in our partnership with Afghanistan,” Obama said at a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Tuesday. Obama had previously said he wanted to draw […]

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Yemeni President Flees as Rebels Take Base Vacated by U.S. Special Forces

Iran-backed Houthi rebels are advancing on Aden SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s embattled president fled his Aden home Wednesday for an undisclosed location as Shiite rebels neared his last refuge, five officials told The Associated Press. Hadi fled just hours after the rebels’ own television station said they seized an air base where U.S. troops and Europeans advised the country in […]

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Quality Filter’ to Combat Abuse

Feature targets spam and threatening tweets Some lucky Twitter users soon won’t have to see tweets that are spammy or abusive. The social network is rolling out a new feature called the “quality filter,” which will automatically screen out Twitter mentions that come from suspicious accounts, are abusive or threatening or contain duplicate content. The tweets won’t be deleted from […]

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Ted Cruz Is Signing Up for Obamacare

Despite being vehemently opposed to Obamacare Ted Cruz is signing up for insurance under President Obama’s health care law. The Texas Republican Senator and newly-announced presidential candidate, known for his staunch opposition to the Affordable Care Act, told CNN on Tuesday that he will be joining the millions of Americans enrolled in insurance under the law. “I believe we should […]

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Clinton Jokes About Private Email and ‘Complicated’ Press Relationship

At a dinner honoring the winner of the Robin Toner Prize Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked on Monday about her famously contentious relationship with the press and her private email account. Just weeks before Clinton is set to make her 2016 presidential candidacy official, she appeared at dinner honoring longtime Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, the winner of […]

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