Nov 15, 2013 6:42PM ET
The top line news from an interview Attorney General Eric Holder gave to The Washington Post is that Holder recognizes Glenn Greenwald's work in exposing NSA — and Justice Department — surveillance as journalism and that he wouldn't be prosecuted. And, more importantly, that the DOJ is reviewing past cases to tell defendants when evidence was used against them.
Nov 15, 2013 4:25PM ET
Heavily along partisan lines, the House on Friday afternoon voted for a Republican Obamacare bill that the president has threatened to veto. We wondered: Which Democrats have been most disloyal to the president on the issue?
Nov 15, 2013 2:43PM ET
In the United States, there are 29 states where you can fire someone just because they're gay. And yet, Speaker John Boehner, who could bring the Employment Non Discrimination Act to a vote, sees "no basis or need for this legislation" —even though in 2010 he wanted to fire a gay Obama appointee for his gay rights advocacy.
Nov 15, 2013 1:43PM ET
Vulnerable House Democrats back in 2009 knew that they were risking their political careers by casting votes for the Affordable Care Act. And more than 60 of them--including some who didn't even vote for the bill--lost their seats the following year.
Nov 15, 2013 1:03PM ET
When Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans in 2005, it was a disaster on a scale that hadn't been seen in American history. Until now.
Nov 15, 2013 12:53PM ET
Michele Bachmann went on CNN's The Situation Room last night to talk about — what else — Obamacare. She told Wolf Blitzer that she "lost" her insurance under the ACA. But Bachmann isn't losing her insurance in the same way that average citizens getting cancellation letters are.
Nov 15, 2013 12:08PM ET
Jonathan Cohn on the Obamacare tweaks, Brian Beutler on Democrats' "civil war," Katrina Alcorn on criticism and working motherhood, John Cassidy on the Yellen doctrine, and Kevin Roose on Snapchat's gamble.
Nov 15, 2013 11:22AM ET
Our favorite candidate to ever lose a presidential election is back in the press this month thanks to Obamacare's rocky rollout.
Nov 15, 2013 10:27AM ET
The insurance industry, that ever resilient sector, has found a way to turn America's confusion about Obamacare into a business opportunity. As Talking Points Memo reported this morning, some companies are taking advantage of that confusion to scare people away from the exchanges and sell them non-compliant fixed benefit plans.
Nov 15, 2013 10:01AM ET
On Thursday, Obama hoped to regain control of the Obamacare roll-out ahead of a critical House vote later today. With that legacy-defining policy at stake, this month is his presidency's most important.
Nov 14, 2013 8:01PM ET
FBI Director James Comey has been in office for just over two months but he's already taking a different position than the Justice Department, telling a Senate committee today that he has no problem with members of Congress talking to Benghazi survivors and witnesses.
Nov 14, 2013 6:10PM ET
After President Obama announced his plan to solve the Affordable Care Act's cancelled policy problem, state Insurance Commissioners immediately began weighing in on whether they would permit insurers to continue offering plans that don't meet the standards of the healthcare law.
Nov 14, 2013 5:53PM ET
Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen got welcomed to the Women in Power club today at her first Senate confirmation hearing. She said some things about tamping down unemployment and increasing financial regulation. But she also wore a thing that she has worn before.
Nov 14, 2013 5:05PM ET
At a Sarah Palin book signing on Thursday in Wassau, Wisconsin, reporters who arrived early were put into a back room at the store and prevented from leaving — a request apparently made by the governor's team.
Nov 14, 2013 3:43PM ET
The White House's official Twitter account sent out something of a mixed message on Thursday. Oil production is at a 24 year-high, it trumpeted — and at the bottom of the tweet, the hashtag "#actionclimate."
Nov 14, 2013 2:42PM ET
Unless Congress takes action, in less than a month it will be legal under federal law to own a plastic gun made with a 3D printer — a gun that could be untraceable by metal detectors, could kill a person, and could blow your hand apart.
Nov 14, 2013 2:32PM ET
The brief, bizarre and tentative friendship between the Obama administration and the healthcare insurance industry is so over, thanks to the president's plan to allow insurers to keep offer plans they've already cancelled.
Nov 14, 2013 1:40PM ET
Dylan Davies, the disgraced contractor at the center of 60 Minutes' Benghazi story, has gone into hiding, leaving CBS standing alone in the spotlight of continuing critique over the controversial story.
Nov 14, 2013 1:30PM ET
Not content with fat jokes, Senator Rand Paul has pivoted in his attacks on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and reprimanded the governor for a "gimme, gimme, gimme all my money" when it came federal money for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Nov 14, 2013 11:37AM ET
Admitting that "the roll-out has been rough so far," President Obama announced that his administration is giving insurance companies a one-year grace period on cancelling policies. As for Healthcare.gov? It won't be perfect on December 1, either.
Nov 14, 2013 10:46AM ET
According to CNN's Dana Bash, President Obama will announce at a news conference this morning that he supports a plan allowing people to keep their existing healthcare plans for a period of one year.
Nov 14, 2013 10:42AM ET
Ayesha A. Siddiqi on Lily Allen's anti-black feminism, Annalee Newitz on what goes viral, Brian Beutler on the GOP's Obamacare trap, Jonathan Chait on House Democrats' freakout, and Jelani Cobb on who's afraid of interracial marriage.
Nov 14, 2013 10:26AM ET
Even after Hawaii's million-plus residents joined the ranks of those legally allowed to enter into same-sex marriage on Wednesday, more Americans live in states with bans on the practice.
Nov 14, 2013 9:52AM ET
Obamacare has taken a sudden and spectacular dive in public opinion, according to a new poll from Gallup. Democratic unity is splintering. What the party wouldn't give for it to be one month ago.
Nov 13, 2013 11:05PM ET
Coming soon to the House of Representatives: an attempt to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder.
Nov 13, 2013 5:55PM ET
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who used to run the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, was acquitted of an assault charge on Wednesday.
Nov 13, 2013 4:37PM ET
The Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign may shape up even sooner than expected. Buzzfeed's Ruby Cramer reports that former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina and longtime Bill Clinton advisor John Podesta are in talks to co-chair Priorities USA, the super PAC behind Obama's reelection.
Nov 13, 2013 4:23PM ET
While Wednesday's Obamacare numbers include people who have and have not paid their first premium, they show that where Obamacare had the support of state leaders and a functioning website, it did much better than in federal exchanges.
Nov 13, 2013 3:52PM ET
About 106,000 Americans enrolled in health insurance plans through the exchanges in October, according to numbers released by the White House today.
Nov 13, 2013 3:12PM ET
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced his "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" last week. It will never pass. Not to be outdone, Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal will introduce the "Women's Health Protection Act" today, which also will probably never become law.