Archive of: National Politics



April Issue 3 2014

CBO: Subsidy costs revised to $1T over 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released April 14.

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle April Issue 1 2014

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle

When it comes to a road for King Cove, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has held true to her word and has not let the issue die.

Coast Guard halts engagements after Russian annexation March Issue 5 2014

Coast Guard halts engagements after Russian annexation

JUNEAU — Political fallout from Russia’s military-backed annexation of the Crimean Peninsula has hit Alaska’s fisheries.

March Issue 3 2014

Two-year extension offered for canceled health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration March 5 announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.

GAO accepts bipartisan requests to probe health exchanges March Issue 3 2014

GAO accepts bipartisan requests to probe health exchanges

The investigative arm of Congress on March 5 agreed to look into problems with state health exchange websites around the country.

February Issue 3 2014

EDITORIAL: ‘Obamacare’ means whatever president says it does

“ObamaCare” is useful shorthand for the Affordable Care Act not least because the law increasingly means whatever President Obama says it does on any given day.

February Issue 1 2014

EDITORIAL: Raising minimum wage not the way to American Dream

Everyone wants to make more money. It’s the reason why millions of people decide to invest their time, money and energy in higher education and specialized training.

Breaking News 2014

11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

Breaking News 2014

House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill

After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans.

Breaking News 2014

Begich supports letting people keep plans

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has signed onto legislation that would allow individuals to keep their existing health insurance policies through 2015, but his spokeswoman, Heather Handyside, said Thursday he would like to see that concept made permanent.