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  • U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in new challenge to Obamacare

    4 March 2015, 10:57 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute…
  • Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

    4 March 2015, 10:27 am

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage.
  • Democrats, State Department defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

    4 March 2015, 3:12 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.
  • Lawmakers gear up for Supreme Court Obamacare fray

    4 March 2015, 1:21 am

    WASHINGTON(Reuters) - War rooms of lawmakers and their aides in the U.S. Congress are working furiously to try to influence the Supreme Court's nine justices who will hear arguments on Wednesday on the future of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare…
  • Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

    3 March 2015, 11:22 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening…
  • Republicans press U.S. consumer watchdog to stop regulating overdraft fees

    3 March 2015, 10:25 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday said that the U.S. consumer watchdog should stop limiting the way banks charge overdraft protection fees even as the agency considers tighter regulations on the practice.
  • House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions

    3 March 2015, 8:25 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the U.S. domestic security agency ended on Tuesday, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent into…
  • U.S. Republicans pushing Iran bill despite veto threat

    3 March 2015, 7:51 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would begin debate next week on a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for approval by Congress.
  • House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions

    3 March 2015, 6:41 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the U.S. domestic security agency finally ended on Tuesday, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent…
  • Democrats scramble to defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

    3 March 2015, 6:24 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.
  • U.S. talks on fast track trade bill 'stuck': senator

    3 March 2015, 6:11 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bipartisan talks on how to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress are deadlocked and legislation is unlikely to come up for debate before April, a senior Republican senator said on Tuesday, tightening the timeframe to finish a…
  • Republicans pushing Iran bill despite veto threat

    3 March 2015, 5:59 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would begin debate next week on a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for Congress' approval.
  • Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

    3 March 2015, 5:36 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening…
  • U.S. appeals court to hear Obama immigration challenge on May 4

    3 March 2015, 5:34 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in Washington said on Tuesday it would hear oral arguments on May 4 in a challenge against President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions.
  • Budget cuts could delay high-tech arms programs: U.S. defense chief

    3 March 2015, 3:04 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified on Tuesday that deep budget cuts could force the Pentagon to put on hold several key weapons development programs, including efforts to build a next-generation fighter and a more efficient…
  • Fast-track trade bill unlikely to come to Congress before April: top senator

    3 March 2015, 2:38 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee responsible for trade said on Tuesday it is unlikely that a fast-track trade bill will come before lawmakers for consideration before April.
  • White House threatens to veto Senate labor board measure

    3 March 2015, 1:34 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend he veto a Senate resolution to overturn recent National Labor Relations Board reforms if the measure were to reach the White House, his administration said in a statement.
  • Bipartisan talks on trade bill 'stuck,' top U.S. senator says

    3 March 2015, 1:08 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bipartisan talks on a bill to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress are "stuck" over Democratic demands, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance said on Tuesday.
  • Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid: WSJ

    3 March 2015, 10:00 am

    ((This corrected version of the story fixes Bush's first name to Jeb from Job in last paragraph).)
  • Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties

    3 March 2015, 9:28 am

    MIAMI/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official.

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