January 24, 2011 Obama will defend federal spending on investments even as Republicans are demanding spending cuts. The investments are necessary for the nation to compete globally in the 21st century, he will say. He's also expected to defend his health care law.
January 7, 2011 The narrow split in the public between those for and against repeal of the health care law ensured the messaging fight being waged by lawmakers and the Obama Administration would intensify.
January 6, 2011 The administration said repeal would return the nation to a time the sick could lose health insurance. The administration cited the CBO estimate that a repeal would boost deficits over a 10-year period by $230 billion.
A venomous brown snake swims in Australia's flooded Fitzroy River, which broke its banks and inundated much of Rockhampton.
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January 4, 2011 Congress to vote on health care law; Pakistani governor assassinated; Australians face more flooding; Ivory Coast's Gbagbo still won't leave; Gbagbo as a verb
January 3, 2011 House Republicans vowed in their Pledge to America to make repeal a priority. Hence the early vote.
December 14, 2010 The health-care overhaul law could survive the individual mandate being struck down, just not as well. A journalist who has followed health care and economics for years says it could survive though it would take some tinkering.
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