President Obama's top political aide said Sunday the White House made a recess appointment of Donald Berwick with an eye to heading off a political fight in the middle of an election campaign, though he denied that the move aimed to keep his views from public airing.
A new analysis finds that paying unemployment benefits doesn't deter the jobless from still seeking work - throwing more fuel on the heated debate that has dominated Congress for much of the past several months.
Lady Gaga recently beat out President Obama in the number of Facebook "friends" she accumulated - 11.9 million for the chanteuse versus 10.4 million for the president.
While they passed along no U.S. secrets, the 10 Russian sleeper agents involved in the spy swap posed a potential threat to the United States and received "hundreds of thousands of dollars" from Russia, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said.
Governors hamstrung by the sluggish economic rebound in their states are pressing anew for Washington to step up with more help, some say even if it means adding to the nation's red ink.
Barack Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history. His vow didn't convince him to extend senators the courtesy of listening to their advice and consent on the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Throughout the yearlong debate over reforming our nation's health care system, Democratic leaders, including the president, continually reassured Americans that their brand of health care reform would not mean the rationing of care.
West Virginia's top lawyer cleared the way Thursday for Gov. Joe Manchin III to call for a special election for the late Robert C. Byrd's Senate seat in November.
President Obama's decision to name Dr. Donald Berwick the country's chief Medicare officer by recess appointment means senators won't get a chance to question him anytime soon about a nonprofit job that has boosted his profile and personal fortunes.