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White House: Irene’s Federal Cost $1.5 billion

The White House estimated this week that Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers $1.5 billion in disaster relief, further ballooning a government account that was already the focus of fresh partisan friction between President Barack Obama and Congress. The preliminary …

Judge Stays Healthcare Ruling, Gives White House Appeal Deadline

A U.S. judge Thursday put on hold his ruling that President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul was unconstitutional, allowing the White House to continue implementing the landmark legislation for now. But U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson failed to dispel widespread uncertainty …

President Obama Vows Review of Business Regulations

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would order a government-wide review of regulations with the goal of eliminating those that hurt job creation and make the U.S. economy less competitive. In an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, …