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Obama Administration rolls out new health insurance forms

  • 2:56 pm Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

The Obama Administration unveiled new draft forms Tuesday for people to apply for insurance coverage under the Obama health law, releasing signup applications which are much shorter and less complex than an earlier version that drew criticism from backers and critics alike of the health reform law. “Consumers will have …

U.S. Treasury to pay down $35 billion in debt

  • 9:35 pm Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

For the first time since 2007, the Treasury Department announced on Monday that the federal government will be able to pay down debt in a quarter, as new figures show Uncle Sam should come out $35 billion ahead between April-June, turning around what had been an expected need to borrow …

The sequester isn’t going away

  • 9:25 pm Sunday, April 28th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

After Democrats held the edge on the fiscal cliff deal back in January, many on Capitol Hill seemed to expect that Republicans would quickly fold when budget cuts from the sequester started hitting home and hitting the headlines.  But that certainly didn’t happen in the recent battle over furloughs of …

Congress acts to stop air traffic controller furloughs

  • 9:40 pm Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

In the first big legislative battle over $85 billion in automatic budget cuts from the sequester, the Senate on Thursday night approved a plan to stop furloughs of air traffic controllers, as lawmakers in both parties joined to make sure air travelers weren’t slowed by long delays in the skies. …

Democrats join calls to end FAA furloughs

  • 9:13 pm Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

As more commercial airline flights were delayed on Wednesday, members of both parties in the Congress urged an end to the furloughs of air traffic controllers, as Senate Democrats and the Obama Administration indicated support for some kind of fix at the FAA. “If Congress wants to address specifically the …

The sequester fight returns in the skies

  • 10:37 pm Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

Desepite all the warnings about hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and red flags galore from the Obama Administration about the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts, Life With the Sequester went along fairly quietly until this week, as furloughs for air traffic controllers have brought the fight over automatic budget …

Collision course on FAA sequester cuts

  • 11:12 pm Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

Republicans and Democrats traded charges on Monday over sequester cuts to air traffic controllers at the FAA, as after weeks of political skirmishes over automatic budget cuts, this fight over air travel threatened to quickly develop into a full blown political storm. “Why is President Obama unnecessarily delaying your flight?” …

Criminal Complaint released in Boston Marathon bombings

  • 2:17 pm Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

Federal officials on Monday filed the first formal charges against the surviving Boston Marthon bombing suspect, charging 19 year old Dzhokar Tsarnaev with conspiring to use weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting death. The thirteen page document also includes a number of details that indicate what …

Questions after the Boston Marathon bombings

  • 10:51 pm Sunday, April 21st, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

The political aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings is just beginning, as both parties wait to see how it may impact a number of different issues, ranging from the conduct of anti-terrorism work by the U.S. Government to immigration, gun laws and more. In the wake of terrorist attacks, it …

Obama praises capture of Boston bombing suspect

  • 8:03 am Saturday, April 20th, 2013 by Jamie Dupree

Vowing to find the answers for why two brothers bombed the Boston Marathon and terrorized residents of that city, President Obama had high praise for the work of police in Boston and a variety of law enforcement agencies, as officials tried to make sense of what he described as a …