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  • Kurt DelBene, President of the Microsoft Office Division, talks about Microsoft Office 365 at a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Microsoft's Kurt DelBene to oversee Obamacare repairs, replacing Jeffrey Zients

    President Obama's top health official said Tuesday she has selected a Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene to replace Jeffrey Zients to manage the troubled federal Obamacare website, acknowledging that HealthCare.gov still needs strict oversight.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Jeffrey Zients testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama is calling Zients to help correct problems with the new federal health care website. The White House says Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site, www.healthcare.gov.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    White House, Republicans spar over Obamacare record

    The Obama administration said Friday it is seeing mixed progress in fixing the federal Obamacare website, as Republicans piled on criticism by saying taxpayers should get a refund for the broken $400 million Internet portal and that new numbers indicate that few people have enrolled in the insurance market for the District of Columbia tied to the health care law.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Jeffrey Zients testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama is calling Zients to help correct problems with the new federal health care website. The White House says Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site, www.healthcare.gov.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Obamacare fix-it czar says website repair on track

    Jeffrey Zients, the management expert and former top White House budget aide tapped by President Obama to help fix the federal Obamacare website, said Friday his repair team is still on track to have the online portal working smoothly for the "vast majority of users" by the end of this month.


  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2013, before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing to defend President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal 2014. (Associated Press)

    Treasury chief, House GOP struggle to find common ground

    Two top Obama administration officials told Congress on Thursday that the president made significant concessions to Republicans when drafting the budget proposal he released this week, hoping to set the groundwork for a grand bargain.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announces July 31, 2012, at the Capitol in Washingtonto reporters that he and GOP House Speaker John Boehner have reached an agreement to keep the government running on autopilot for six months when the current budget year ends on Sept. 30. (Associated Press)

    Democrats: Doomsday; Republicans: Your fault

    President Obama's budget director told Congress Wednesday that automatic spending cuts will slash funding for 16,000 school employees, cut the U.S. Border Patrol and kick 100,000 children out of the Head Start program as the White House sought to up the political pain for lawmakers bickering over how to stave off the cuts.


  • **FILE** President Obama speaks June 8, 2012, at the White House about the economy. (Associated Press)

    White House memo: Spend as usual despite budget cuts

    The White House is telling agency officials to "continue normal spending and operations" even as they face what the administration is calling "highly destructive" across-the-board budget cuts in January.


  • **FILE** Jeff Zients, deputy director for the Office of Management and Budget, briefs reporters March 2, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

    Obama names Zients as interim OMB chief

    In a bit of reshuffling between the White House and its Office of Management and Budget, President Obama on Tuesday tapped Jeffrey Zients as the OMB's acting director.


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