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Nancy Ann Deparle

Republicans Seek More From White House Officials On Website Rollout

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have asked President Barack Obama's cur...

Paul Blumenthal

What IRS White House Visitor Logs Really Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman is coming under further scrutiny over the number of times he visited the Wh...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Goes Out For Post-Debt Ceiling Burgers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

President Obama took five members of his staff out to lunch on Wednesday, to thank them for working so hard on the debt ceiling crisis for the past we...

Health Care Ruling Does Not Create Uncertainty, Says White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says it disagrees with a Virginia judge's ruling declaring a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care ...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Aide: 'Any Aspect' Of Health Care 'Could Be De-Funded' By GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With health care reform, this week, marking its six-month anniversary since being signed into law, some of the president's most senior advisers have b...

Medicare Needs a Digital Elliot Ness

Peter Roskam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Peter Roskam

Medicare, the government health care safety net for seniors, processes $460 billion of claims every year -- as much as 10% of which turn out to be fraudulent.

Obama Fights 'Boys Club' Image In The White House

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Late last year, President Barack Obama summoned the highest-ranking women on his staff to a dinner at the White House so he could a...

Media Matters Jumps to Defend Unsolicited White House Emails to Federal Employees

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Grenell

Should State Department employees have to worry about partisan political emails threatening budget complications if Obama's bill isn't passed?

How the White House Used Gruber's Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The White House is placing a giant bet on Gruber's "assumptions" to justify key portions of the Senate bill. Now we know that Gruber's work was not that of an independent analyst but a contractor to the White House.

Constitutional Experts: Obama's 'Czars' Are Perfectly Legal

latimes.com | Joe Markman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Senate testimony, constitutional experts say the president has the right to appoint independent advisers as long as the distinction between practic...

Health Insurance Industry Exposes Its Insatiable Greed

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

After pretending for months to cooperate with the Obama administration and Democrats to secure a reasonable health reform bill, the industry's CEOs and lobbyists on Sunday double-crossed their one-time political allies.

Who Are the Czars, and Where Did They Come From?

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

The "czar" situation is a little more nuanced than the current email meme. There are no formal "czars" within the framework of government, and the term itself was created by the media.

In Health Care Push, Biden Asks Americans: 'Bust This Myth'

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Biden made a renewed health care push, asking supporters to join the White House to debunk rumors and imploring Americans to send in their personal stories to showcase the need for reform.

Our Shadowy Government: Czars, Health Reform, And Bush's Resurgence

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Criticism of Obama and the czar "system" is overblown. In fact, a czar's power comes not from dictatorial authority, but from humble restraint.

Jeff Muskus

Blue Dogs Keeping Health Care Stuck In Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Henry Waxman is looking to resume health care negotiations Thursday night. Maybe. Waxman (D-Calif.) heads the House Energy and Commerce Committee, th...

Nancy-Ann DeParle, Health Aide Tapped By Obama, Has Links To Industry

New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In picking Nancy-Ann DeParle to champion an overhaul of the nation's health system, President Obama selected someone with deep roots in the Washington...

Nancy Ann-DeParle, White House Office Of Health Reform

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To complete his two-pronged approach to health care reform, in the wake of Tom Daschle's withdrawal, President Obama has appointed Nancy-Ann Min DePar...

It's More Than an Electronic Health Record -- Call It a "Health Information Highway"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

With a new HHS Secretary and health czar, and a White House health care summit scheduled this week, this is the right time to create the "health highway."