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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama teams up with Clintons over health-care reform

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Obama enlists rivals over health care US President Barack Obama teamed up with his one-time rivals Bill and Hillary Clinton to highlight the benefits of his health ... to allay fears and reduce confusion, Obama urged Americans to tune out naysayers and inform themselves directly by reading the website health care.gov before signing up for affordable care. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317728/obama-teams-clintons-over-health-care-reform
  2. News - World - US POLITICS

    US ‘tea party’ celebrates fifth anniversary and plans poll impact

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... Obama's health-care proposal, the seemingly never-ending federal bailouts, and skyrocketing national debt. The tea party name comes from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, a famed act of American ... party co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, will include efforts to confront National Security Agency and Internal Revenue Service abuses and repeal Obama's health care programme. "Our work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1437371/us-tea-party-celebrates-fifth-anniversary-and-plans-poll-impact
  3. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obamacare to cost Americans an average of US$328 per month

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... an average of US$328 a month for a mid-tier health insurance plan when the Obamacare health exchanges open next week and most will qualify for government subsidies to lower that price, the government says. The figure, based on data for approved insurance plans in 48 states, is the broadest national estimate for the cost of coverage when President Barack Obama's health care reform law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318376/obamacare-cost-americans-average-us328-month
  4. News - World - US POLITICS

    US Senate clears first hurdle to avert shutdown with vote on spending bill

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Showdown looms over provision in spending bill to derail Obama's health care overhaul Senate clears first hurdle to avert shutdown The Democratic-led US ... health care overhaul. Senators voted unanimously to allow a temporary spending bill to be officially laid before the Senate, one of several steps needed to move forward with the measure. Another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318378/us-senate-clears-first-hurdle-avert-shutdown-vote-spending-bill
  5. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama presses for passage of spending bill as deadline looms

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington As fiscal deadline looms, Obama presses Republicans not to shut government down over political wish list, especially on health care 'Don't blow ... where a diehard conservative faction is bent on thwarting Obama's health-care law. The Republican-led lower chamber will probably tweak the bill and send it back to the Senate, which could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1320112/obama-presses-passage-spending-bill-deadline-looms
  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    Republicans hope 'tea party' is chastened by futile Obamacare fight

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:10pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington A quixotic battle leaves Republicans bruised For the Republicans who despise US President Barack Obama's health care law, the past few weeks should ... couple of weeks, it should be titled 'The Time of Great Lost Opportunity'," said Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the many Republicans who argued that support for the health care law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333925/republicans-hope-tea-party-chastened-futile-obamacare-fight
  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    United States House vote brings government shutdown closer

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Republicans defy Obama by backing measure to delay his health care law for a year; Senate Democratic leader says this will be rejected House vote prompts likely shutdown The US House approved early yesterday a Republican plan that keeps the government open, but its attempt to delay President Barack Obama's health care law means the measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1320826/united-states-house-vote-brings-government-shutdown-closer
  8. News - World - US POLITICS

    House Speaker John Boehner emerges weakened from budget and debt fight

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 08:21am by Reuters

    ... tried to use a government shutdown in an unsuccessful assault on US President Barack Obama's health-care law. But inside the US Capitol, the budget showdown mainly served as a reminder ... conservatives and from groups such as Heritage Action for America and FreedomWorks to use the threat of a government shutdown to try to weaken %the health-care law known as "Obamacare". From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1335808/house-speaker-john-boehner-emerges-weakened-budget-and-debt-fight
  9. News - World - US POLITICS

    US Senator Ted Cruz resorts to filibuster to block Obamacare

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... Obama's new health-care law. But it was also his kids' bedtime, Cruz explained. They were watching him on TV and needed their bedtime story. Hopefully, they weren't counting on it too ... called on his colleagues to stonewall the measure they technically supported, arguing that Senate Democrats would be successful in stripping the health-care provision from the funding bill once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317724/us-senator-ted-cruz-resorts-marathon-speech-block-obamacare
  10. News - World - US POLITICS

    John McCain lashes Ted Cruz over Nazi appeasement comment

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to pressure other Republicans to get behind his strategy for fighting President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Cruz, a leader of the conservative Tea Party movement, has been urging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318374/john-mccain-lashes-ted-cruz-over-nazi-appeasement-comment

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