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Shedding light on Clinton’s health overhaul flop

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and ultimately unsuccessful — health care overhaul, [...]

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.An impromptu appearance in the White [...]

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat [...]

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Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama’s path in politics. On Friday, [...]

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Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans whom he accused of “gumming up the works” [...]

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APNewsBreak: Obama actions test workplace ideas

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents’ tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.Obama will sign an executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating [...]

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Affordable Care Act marketing push struggling

  by Silas Langley Young voters supported President Obama for his re-election, but many aren’t registering for the new healthcare exchange. With the roll out of the site, it faced many hurdles and glitches. Now that the exchange is functioning properly and the deadline is looming at the end of March, President Obama is on [...]

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Obama Administration plans to forgive student loans

  by Michael Nims Go to college, graduate and get a good job is what many of us were told as high school seniors. Being accepted and attending a university is the easy part, graduating and obtaining a job to pay back the student loans you’ve used to earn a degree is the hardest. Since [...]

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Obama vows to flex presidential powers

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to act “whenever and wherever” he can, President Barack Obama unveiled an array of executive actions in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Jan. 28, aimed at bolstering economic security for millions of Americans. His directives, mostly modest in scope, include increasing wages for some new workers on government [...]

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