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Health Coverage to Expand in Wake of Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling
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Health Coverage to Expand in Wake of Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

The mandate to provide adequate health insurance will soon include firms with 50 or more full-time employees. The Court’s ruling will also hasten the …
June 25, 2015
Eased Relations With Cuba Will Help U.S. Businesses, Cigar Lovers
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Eased Relations With Cuba Will Help U.S. Businesses, Cigar Lovers

Some companies will benefit quickly from Obama’s actions, but ending the Kennedy-era embargo will take at least a decade.
December 18, 2014
7 Top Challenges Facing the New Republican Majority
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7 Top Challenges Facing the New Republican Majority

Winning was easy. Now Mitch McConnell and the GOP have to figure out whether to work around or with President Obama.
November 5, 2014
Elections 2014: Marijuana, Minimum Wages, and Other Ballot Measures to Watch Today
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Elections 2014: Marijuana, Minimum Wages, and Other Ballot Measures to Watch Today

These measures will help drive voter turnout in some tight U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.
November 4, 2014
Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate
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Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate

Don’t be surprised if Democrats keep power. But either way, gridlock will remain.
October 2, 2014
3 Big Obamacare Changes That Employers Want – and One They’ll Actually Get
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3 Big Obamacare Changes That Employers Want – and One They’ll Actually Get

After looking at the downside risks, most companies will continue to offer their workers coverage.
June 9, 2014
What Obama's First 100 Days Show Us
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What Obama's First 100 Days Show Us

With less than a week to go in President Obama's first 100 days, pundits of all shape and bent are readying their report cards on how the new commande…
May 13, 2014
Republicans Can Win Back the Senate, but Will They?
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Republicans Can Win Back the Senate, but Will They?

Though the GOP will pick up seats this fall, winning six seats from Democrats is an iffy proposition.
May 13, 2014
The GOP’s Uphill Fight for the White House
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The GOP’s Uphill Fight for the White House

Bitter primary battles ahead plus tough Electoral College math pose big challenges.
April 21, 2014
Uncle Sam’s Big Push into the Digital Era
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Uncle Sam’s Big Push into the Digital Era

Look for many changes—from faster wireless service to more football on TV.
March 31, 2014
As Congress Dawdles, States Take Policy Lead
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As Congress Dawdles, States Take Policy Lead

Minimum wage, same-sex marriage, pension reform, marijuana and food safety are on the agenda in state capitals.
March 11, 2014
Firms Have Much to Lose as Congress Wrestles With Privacy
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Firms Have Much to Lose as Congress Wrestles With Privacy

The threat of lost business will push lawmakers to limit collection of phone data -- for now.
February 4, 2014
Budget Deal Won’t Restore Bipartisanship in Washington
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Budget Deal Won’t Restore Bipartisanship in Washington

Much as he might like to, House Speaker John Boehner can’t ignore the tea party.
December 27, 2013
An Overdue Overhaul of U.S. Spy Agencies
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An Overdue Overhaul of U.S. Spy Agencies

Recent leaks about Uncle Sam’s Big Brother tactics will spur the first major reforms in four decades.
December 9, 2013
Federal Budget Cuts Won’t Slow Reliance on Contractors
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Federal Budget Cuts Won’t Slow Reliance on Contractors

Even with sequestration, Washington will pay $6 trillion for outside help for the rest of the decade.
November 27, 2013
Obama Gets Personal With Finance
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Obama Gets Personal With Finance

At a first-ever White House summit of its kind, the President shares a few life lessons on saving, investing in yourself, and managing debt.
November 12, 2013
A Tough Assessment of JFK, Interrupted
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A Tough Assessment of JFK, Interrupted

What Kiplinger editors were planning to say about Kennedy…until word of his assassination came from Dallas.
November 10, 2013
Flying Air Force One: A Firsthand Account
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Flying Air Force One: A Firsthand Account

Our intrepid White House reporter tells what it’s like to travel aloft with presidents.
October 25, 2013
Why Washington’s Fiscal Follies Will Continue
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Why Washington’s Fiscal Follies Will Continue

Deal or not, the next fight between Congress and the White House is just weeks away.
October 11, 2013
Government Shutdown Puts Boehner in a Tough Spot
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Government Shutdown Puts Boehner in a Tough Spot

The speaker’s stark choice: Please the tea party or lose his job.
October 1, 2013
A Federal Shutdown Won't Derail Obamacare
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A Federal Shutdown Won't Derail Obamacare

Closing down the government is a feel-good stunt for the far right that will end up wasting taxpayer dollars.
October 1, 2013
A Tipping Point in the Privacy vs. Security Battle
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A Tipping Point in the Privacy vs. Security Battle

Amid concerns that the NSA overstepped its bounds, Congress eyes surveillance limits.
August 26, 2013
Can a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?
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Can a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

With lawmakers and President Obama far apart, compromise seems to be a dirty word in Washington.
August 6, 2013
Obamacare Delay Gives GOP New Chance to Fight Health Law
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Obamacare Delay Gives GOP New Chance to Fight Health Law

Congress won't repeal the insurance law, but conservatives will score political points by trying.
July 8, 2013
What the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Means for Employers
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What the Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Means for Employers

In states that allow same-sex marriage, businesses should prepare for sweeping changes to benefits administration.
June 27, 2013
Why the Map Matters in Determining Obamacare Costs
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Why the Map Matters in Determining Obamacare Costs

Employers in some states will see more choices and lower bills when mandated medical coverage begins.
June 21, 2013