Today is the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act for coverage starting January 1, 2014. According to enrollment numbers released Friday, one million Americans have signed up for the program, still short of the projected figures for the end of the year. Susan Page, Washington bureau chief, USA Today, updates the situation in Washington. Plus: how the Obama administration will react to two strong rebukes of the NSA last week, one from a federal judge and one from an all-star panel.
President Obama's trip to Africa continues this week, with a stop today in Tanzania, but the politics of DC continue to dominate much of the headlines. Susan Page of USA Today discusses the president's trip, the latest on the extradition of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, prospects for immigration reform in House and more.
The Cincinatti field office of the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny -- but did they do so unfairly, or because they were overwhelmed in their efforts to manage applications for tax exempt status? Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today and Nicholas Confessore, politics reporter for the New York Times covering lobbying and campaign finance discuss the story and the details about how the IRS manages 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups.
The Rand Paul fillibuster continues to reverberate as Washington discusses the legal framework for targeted killings. Meanwhile, agencies have started to implement sequester cuts, and Obama continues to "reach out" to the GOP in advance of budget negotiations. Susan Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief, gives an update on the latest happenings from Washington.
Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, discusses the highlights from last night's GOP debate in Arizona ahead of the Michigan primary.
Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, takes a look at post-Memorial Day politics.
John Stanton, senior writer at Roll Call and Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, discuss the possible federal government shut down unless Republicans and Democrats reach a last minute deal.
Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, talks about the week ahead in Congress and the White House response to domestic and international events. Joseph Romm, senior fellow at Center for American Progress and founder of the blog, ClimateProgress.org, joins the conversation and discusses U.S. nuclear energy policy in light of what's happened in Japan in the aftermath of last week's earthquake.