Courts hand down dueling Obamacare rulings

(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

Two federal appellate courts handed down contradictory rulings Tuesday on the legality of a central part of the ACA that provides insurance subsidies to millions of Americans in states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace.

Latest Politics News

U.S. judge throws out senator’s Obamacare lawsuit

U.S. judge throws out senator’s Obamacare lawsuit

Ruling allows members of Congress and their staffers to continue buying plans on small-business exchanges.

Can this woman convince Elizabeth Warren to run for president?

Can this woman convince Elizabeth Warren to run for president?

Erica Sagrans is leading the movement to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren for 2016. What will it take for her to convince Warren to run?

Rep. Dingell: What’s a Kardashian?

Rep. Dingell: What’s a Kardashian?

After EPA Office of Water tweets about Kim Kardashian, Rep. John Dingell wins the Internet for having absolutely no idea who she is.

IRS seeks contractor to destroy hard drives -- properly

IRS seeks contractor to destroy hard drives -- properly

Lawmakers have questioned the IRS’s handling of old storage devices since the agency reported that it destroyed the hard drive of Lois Lerner.

Video

Obama signs workforce development bill

Obama signs workforce development bill

In the South Court Auditorium on Tuesday, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which he said would help "restore opportunity for every single American."

Pa. bonds downgraded by Moody’s

Pa. bonds downgraded by Moody’s

One-time revenue streams plugged a revenue hole, but the move has rating agencies concerned.

Video

Campaign 2014: Bill Cassidy 'Exempt'

Campaign 2014: Bill Cassidy 'Exempt'

In this campaign ad for his Senate run, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) says that politicians should not have a place in controlling health care.

Chris Christie went to Connecticut Monday. And the Newtown families were waiting for him.

Chris Christie went to Connecticut Monday. And the Newtown families were waiting for him.

The New Jersey governor is trying to walk a very fine line on gun control.

Joe Biden’s nephew is a DJ in the Hamptons. Really.

Joe Biden’s nephew is a DJ in the Hamptons. Really.

If you are related to the vice president, prepare for a lifetime of answering questions about it.

Obama loves raising money in Hollywood. But he didn’t invent it.

Obama loves raising money in Hollywood. But he didn’t invent it.

A history of presidents fundraising in Southern California, despite massive grumblings from the press.

IG report: Afghans don’t use garbage incinerators U.S. bought them

IG report: Afghans don’t use garbage incinerators U.S. bought them

An IG report recommends the Defense Department examine further why an airbase in Afghanistan allowed waste to be burned openly creating harmful toxins.

You won’t be able to Instagram your ballots if you vote in Wisconsin

A state election board has upheld a provision prohibiting cameras at the polls.

Video

White House responds to ACA ruling

White House responds to ACA ruling

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday that a federal appeals court ruling would have no "practical impact on [Americans'] ability to receive tax credits" to make health insurance more affordable through Obamacare right now.

Newt’s nasty debt problem

Newt’s nasty debt problem

Two years after the 2012 campaign, Gingrich has barely made a dent in his $5 million in campaign debt.

Did Russian personnel help take down MH17?

Did Russian personnel help take down MH17?

History shows that covert efforts to provide sophisticated weapons to warring parties often slides into active participation: This suggests that Russians may not only have provided anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian rebels, but personnel to man them, too.

This is the best rap song about the Georgia Senate runoff you will hear today

This is the best rap song about the Georgia Senate runoff you will hear today

Happy Election Day! Here’s the song about Jack Kingston and David Perdue you never knew you wanted.

The Democratic party, in 1 word

The Democratic party, in 1 word

How liberals describe the Democratic Party.

Why MH17 won’t change relations with Russia

Why MH17 won’t change relations with Russia

Neither the U.S. nor Russia see anything valuable in their relationship with each other. This makes it likelier that the Ukraine conflict will continue.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

Public cynicism about politicians and Washington and low primary turnouts point to unpredictable election year.

HUD settles case alleging housing discrimination against domestic violence victim

HUD settles case alleging housing discrimination against domestic violence victim

Many people might be surprised to learn that the Fair Housing Act and the Violence Against Women Act protect victims of domestic violence from being evicted or denied a lease.

How a budget debate in N.C. could hurt GOP Senate chances

How a budget debate in N.C. could hurt GOP Senate chances

State House Speaker Thom Tillis once again finds himself caught between two fellow Republicans.

No earmarks, but still plenty for lawmakers to take credit for

No earmarks, but still plenty for lawmakers to take credit for

There’s a ban on earmarks, but some senators still find ways to boast about sending money home to their states.

What Russia and Israel have in common

What Russia and Israel have in common

A poll shows that America’s top foe and top ally are more unpopular than they have been in decades.

Moody’s: Washington might not see the marijuana tax windfall previously projected

Moody’s: Washington might not see the marijuana tax windfall previously projected

A slow start to sales, high taxes and easy-to-get medical pot may translate to lesser-than-expected revenues.

Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

From airport hangars and big box malls to military bases and a central processing center, here is how the administration plans to shelter the kids.

Biden versus Gates: Foreign policy smackdown

Both Vice President Biden and former Defense Secretary Gates score points when they list each other’s failures.

Perry seeks redemption in border standoff

Perry seeks redemption in border standoff

With tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant children streaming into Texas, the border crisis gives Rick Perry an animating issue placing him at the forefront of Republican politics.

Suspected Nazi war criminal hospitalized in U.S.

The 89-year-old was awaiting extradition to Germany.

First guilty verdict in Boston bombings

First guilty verdict in Boston bombings

The suspect’s friend Azamat Tazhayakov is convicted of impeding a police probe.

Weather helps firefighters battle Washington wildfire

Weather helps firefighters battle Washington wildfire

The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington has charred about 379 square miles.

Column

In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

It was such a big issue, but now all the chatter and media coverage appear to have disappeared.

Perry to send National Guard troops to border

Perry to send National Guard troops to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border within 30 days, because he says the federal government has not kept the state secure.

Video

Democratic Party in one word

Democratic Party in one word

Here's how attendees at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit described the Democratic Party.

Why the MH-17 tragedy won’t moderate the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Why the MH-17 tragedy won’t moderate the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Hopes that the MH-17 tragedy will turn the conflict toward resolution are unlikely to be realized.

Who is to blame for Iraq’s problems?

Who is to blame for Iraq’s problems?

To understand the current situation in Iraq, look at U.S. policies prior to the 2003 invasion.

FEC tells congressional candidate to go ahead with reality TV show, but he can’t get paid

FEC tells congressional candidate to go ahead with reality TV show, but he can’t get paid

One long-shot candidate for Congress could be featured in a series about losing campaigns. FEC says that’s fine as long as he’s not compensated.

Does Rand Paul have a Ron Paul problem?

Does Rand Paul have a Ron Paul problem?

A controversial post from his father raises the longstanding question once again.