The U.S. government did final tests of the Obamacare website just days before it went public, while similar projects are tested for months, the main contractors told a House panel investigating flaws that hobbled the debut.
Democrats accused Republicans of “another cynical effort to delay” Obamacare as lawmakers today said they were misled that the federal health exchange website was ready to sign up customers starting Oct. 1.
U.S. lawmakers have been deluged by calls from constituents in the past few weeks, urging them to avert a government shutdown or stand firm against the health- care law. Now, callers are more likely to reach voice mail rather than an employee.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker dabbed sweat beading his forehead, standing outside a home in New Jersey’s biggest city this week as he called for action to ease foreclosures. Then the three other Democratic contenders in a shortened U.S. Senate primary each got a chance to speak.
A four-way battle for the “heart of the Democratic Party” in New Jersey enters its first full day today as U.S. Representative Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver jump into the race to replace U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died last week.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker heads into tomorrow’s special-election primary with a commanding lead among Democrats for a U.S. Senate seat after rivals failed to overcome his celebrity and money advantage in the 10-week campaign.
Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker will face Republican Steven Lonegan, who has lost previous campaigns for New Jersey and national office, in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.