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Administration defends troubled health care co-ops

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration defended the health care law’s struggling insurance co-ops Tuesday, suggesting to Congress that cutbacks demanded by lawmakers themselves put added pressure on an altruistic alternative to mega-insurers. State regulators have ordered 11 of the 23 ...

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Government wants cars talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid ...

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Obama offers new gun control steps

WASHINGTON — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent ...

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Will Obama’s proposals rein in patent trolls?

In this June 2013 file photo, White House press secretary Jay Carney holds up a folder with an image of a troll and the words “innovation, not litigation” during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Carney pointed out that the Obama administration is taking action to limit frivolous patent lawsuits, or “patent trolling.” AP Images

The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely ...

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Holder promises more openness on nat’l security

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder promised the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration will share more information with Congress and the American people about national security policies, particularly the government’s use of drone strikes. Holder’s comments ...

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UB grad appointed to Obama Administration post

Deborah A. Oppenheimer was named this week by President Barack Obama as an appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Oppenheimer, executive vice president of NBCUniversal International Television Production, created and produced the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Into the Arms of ...

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