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Politics FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates
In his speech defending his health care law Thursday, Obama said rebates averaging $100 are coming from insurance companies to 8.5 million Americans. In fact, most of the money is going straight to employers who provide health insurance, not to their workers, who benefit indirectly.
Politics Senate passage of immigration bill on track Senate passage of immigration bill on track
A final vote in the Senate on Thursday or Friday would send the issue to the House, where conservative Republicans in the majority oppose citizenship for anyone living in the country illegally.
Politics GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach
Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.
Politics Should voters have to prove citizenship to register? Should voters have to prove citizenship to register?
The Supreme Court will consider the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections.
Politics AP investigation: President Nixon wished for total handgun ban AP investigation: President Nixon wished for total handgun ban
Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons.
Politics Lawmakers looking to shift blame as huge budget cuts loom Lawmakers looking to shift blame as huge budget cuts loom
Across-the-board spending cuts all but certain, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are staging a politically charged showdown designed to avoid public blame for any resulting inconvenience or disruption in government services.