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Representatives of "durable medical equipment" companies accused of badgering senior citizens into obtaining scooters and other equipment "at little or no cost to you" — with the rest picked up by taxpayers — hid from scrutiny by a Senate oversight committee Wednesday.
In damage control on multiple fronts, the White House on Tuesday struggled to contain a series of escalating scandals that likely will test President Obama's willingness to hold administration officials accountable.
Capitol Hill lawmakers said Sunday that the U.S. must take a tough stance against Syria for reportedly using chemical weapons against its own people but stopped short of calling for troops to intervene inside the country.
An envelope addressed to a U.S. Senate office tested positive for the deadly poison ricin Tuesday, launching a criminal investigation and prompting warnings to other offices to take precautions with their mail.
Arianna Huffington and Chris Christie will make a political odd couple later this month, as the Huffington Post founder brings the outspoken New Jersey governor as her guest for the annual White House Correspondents' dinner.
Sodomy is the latest hot thing in Washington. You don't have to participate in it to think how cool it is. The love that dare not speak its name has become the passion that shouts from the housetops. Closets are emptying all over town.
Sen. Claire McCaskill is the latest on Capitol Hill to announce support for same-sex marriage.
Sen. Roy Blunt will place a hold on Gina McCarthy, the White House's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, until the Obama administration sets a time frame for its study of a long-delayed levee project in southeast Missouri.
The Obama administration's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency is the latest Cabinet nominee to face stiff resistance from Republicans. Sen. Roy Blunt said Monday that he will place a hold on Gina McCarthy, poised to take over the reins of the EPA, until the Obama administration sets a clear time frame for its study of a long-delayed levee project in the senator's home state of Missouri.
A Republican and a Democrat teamed up Wednesday to announce a bill to dissolve part of President Obama's health care law that critics say skews some of the benefits to hospitals in Massachusetts, at the expense of other states.
Congress approved a bill on Monday that makes sure the 100-year anniversary of World War I is recognized in the coming years, but a long-sought memorial to Americans who fought and died in the Great War is not part of the deal.
Democrats pushed back Sunday against criticism of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice for her comments about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, saying Republicans are wasting time and using Mrs. Rice as a scapegoat.
While Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner is still optimistic a deal to avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff" will be worked out before critical year-end deadlines, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Sunday that talks with the administration are going nowhere and accused President Obama of trying to ram through the White House plan without negotiating in good faith.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, said the nation's aging population and complex and massive Medicare system have provided a rapidly growing and enormously expensive avenue for companies to take advantage of seniors and taxpayers.
Mrs. McCaskill noted that the company was not so tight-lipped when its assertions didn't put them at risk of perjury.