October 24, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will push back by six weeks the deadline for enrolling for health insurance without facing a penalty, a change officials say is intended to clarify a series of mismatched deadlines outlined in the law and not a response to problems with its insurance website. Consumers will have until March 31 to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty in 2014, the White House announced late Wednesday. That date was already the end of open enrollment, but under the individual mandate rules it was not clear whether consumers who waited that long to enroll would still face penalties.
May 9, 2011 |
A top Democrat in the Senate said Monday that Congress should pass a debt-ceiling increase no later than mid-July -- weeks before a Treasury Department deadline -- to avoid the expected turmoil in the financial markets if partisan infighting prolongs the debate. "We ought to have plenty of breathing room -- this should not be an hour, a day or even a week [before the deadline]," Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, said during a call with reporters.
November 27, 2011 |
Some civil rights attorneys are questioning the decision by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck to set a deadline for removing Occupy L.A. protesters encamped on the City Hall grounds. The mayor and chief announced that the deadline would be 12:01 a.m. Monday, though many protesters are vowing to stay. While civil rights activists have praised the LAPD for showing restraint with protesters, they fear that setting a deadline could cause problems.
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October 21, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- A panel of federal judges has given Gov. Jerry Brown an additional 28 days to come up with long-term solutions to the state's prison crowding problems. In an order issued Monday, the judges moved the deadline for California to remove about 9,600 inmates from state lockups to Feb. 24, adding almost a month to their last deadline of Jan. 27. It previously was Dec. 31. They also ordered the state to continue negotiating for solutions with lawyers representing California's 134,000 prisoners.
December 24, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials said that even after Tuesday's extended deadline, they will try to arrange coverage starting Jan. 1 for people who have had trouble getting through the government's sometimes-balky enrollment website. “Our highest priority is making sure that everyone who wants to enroll to have health care coverage by Jan. 1 is able to do so, particularly since consumers had a hard time accessing HealthCare.gov in October and November,” administration spokesperson Julie Bataille said in a statement.
August 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Defying party leaders, Republican Todd Akin did not withdraw by Tuesday's deadline from the Senate race in Missouri, promising - for now - a protracted campaign as his “legitimate rape” comments will be used by opponents to define the GOP. A second day of pressure from across the GOP hierarchy apparently did little to sway Akin, who vowed to “rush into the gunfire” in a race that nonpartisan analysts said would be ...