Dec 11, 2013 — The bipartisan plan would head off any more budget battles for two years. But it also doesn't cut spending as much as some Republicans want or restore some of the funding that Democrats favor. Both sides being disappointed may be the key to the plan's success, though.
Dec 4, 2013 — Obama, who has been criticized in recent weeks over the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov, steered the conversation Wednesday back to the economy. His remarks on inequality follow similar comments the pope made last week.
Dec 3, 2013 — To those in Congress who want to kill the Affordable Care Act, Obama said "we're not repealing it as long I'm president. ... We will make it work for all Americans."
Nov 22, 2013 — Next year, the White House says, Americans won't have to start signing up until Nov. 15. The administration says that will give insurers more time to prepare their rates. It also starts the enrollment period after the 2014 elections.
Nov 20, 2013 — Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, a Republican, was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $250. He's planning to seek treatment.
Nov 19, 2013 — Creigh Deeds, a Democratic state senator in Virginia who was his party's 2009 gubernatorial nominee, is being treated for serious injuries. His son Gus is dead. Authorities are investigating the incident at the family's home.
Nov 14, 2013 — The White House unveiled a fix for consumers who've had health insurance plans canceled. Critics have pointed out that the president promised Americans could keep their plans if they wished, but that things turned out differently. As for the health care program's problems, Obama said "we fumbled."
Nov 7, 2013 — The Obama administration refrains from attacking the health-insurance industry in order to get the Obamacare website fixed ASAP... Virginia is for lovers (of political recriminations)... Colorado's supporters of a failed effort to boost taxes for public education try to regroup.
Nov 6, 2013 — Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins a squeaker in Virginia. Republican Chris Christie enjoys a laugher in New Jersey. A "big business" Republican defeats a Tea Party challenger in Alabama. Those are among Tuesday's highlights.
Nov 5, 2013 — The big news is expected to be from the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia. Other races to watch include mayoral contests in New York, Boston, Detroit and Minneapolis. Also, many states and localities have ballot initiatives — including whether the Astrodome should be torn down.