Tamara Keith appears in the following:
Thursday, March 06, 2014
President Obama held a Spanish-language town hall-style meeting on the law. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but there's been a rocky start.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Obama took his push for a higher national minimum wage to Connecticut. The message was welcomed by the governors he appeared with, but back in Washington there isn't much political momentum.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
President Obama is announcing his 2015 budget Tuesday. It calls for increased tax credits for the poor and boosted infrastructure spending, but it's unlikely to be enacted by Congress.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
President Obama unveils his nearly $4 trillion budget at an elementary school. But before the bound copy of the budget is even delivered to Congress, the fate of this spending plan is already sealed.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House on Monday to discuss two sets of talks: a framework for a deal with Palestinians, and an Iran nuclear deal.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Bode Miller becomes the oldest person ever to win a medal in Alpine skiing at the Olympics, taking bronze. Underdog Andrew Weibrecht garners silver.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Also: Canada beats Team USA in women's hockey, but the teams are likely to face again later in the gold medal game; the women's downhill ski race ends in a way that's virtually unheard of.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome spent a decade advocating for the event's inclusion. "There's nothing to wait for anymore," says Van. "I'm here, and it feels good." Their teammate Sarah Hendrickson, meanwhile, has another battle to fight, as she competes on a newly reconstructed knee.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics, as the American women's ice hockey team gets off to a good start.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, will compete on the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi this month. What it took to get there is more than she ever imagined.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Without a farm bill, dairy policy will revert to 1949 law, and wholesale milk prices could double. But the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman says she expects a bill to pass in January, in time to avert a spike in milk prices.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Congress still has a long to-do list and not much time left. The House hopes to wrap it up next week — just as the Senate returns from a Thanksgiving break. On many lawmakers' lists are efforts to complete a farm bill before milk prices go off the "dairy cliff." That on top of tough budget negotiations.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
Monday, December 02, 2013
More than 1 million people will immediately see their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off if Congress doesn't act by the end of December. Supporters and their Democratic allies in Congress are pushing to keep the emergency program going through 2014, but it will be a tough sell.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Obama administration is pushing a new set of regulations that would make it much harder for so-called "social welfare" organizations to engage in political campaigns. This comes after a summer of controversy over the way the IRS treated Tea Party groups applying for tax exempt status.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Obama administration is pushing new regulations that will make it harder for so-called "social welfare" tax-exempt groups to influence elections.
Friday, November 08, 2013
You might think shutting down the government would save money, but you'd be wrong. According to the White House budget office, during the 16-day partial shutdown, federal employees were paid roughly $2 billion not to work.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
The Senate grills the Obama administration officials being held responsible for the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act's federal health insurance marketplace.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
House and Senate negotiators start a conference on the budget Wednesday, with the goal of coming up with an agreement by Dec. 13. There's not much hope of a grand bargain that would put fiscal policy on a long-term sustainable path. But there could be something small. And in the short term, lawmakers must deal with the sequester and the stopgap spending bill, which runs out Jan. 15.