Tamara Keith http://wuwm.com en Budget Bomb-Throwing Resumes With Party Line Vote http://wuwm.com/post/budget-bomb-throwing-resumes-party-line-vote Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. For years, budget battles have ruled Washington politics: fiscal cliffs, debt ceiling fights and, of course, last fall's government shutdown. But then, in December, the House and Senate agreed on a two-year spending plan and the budget bomb-throwing stopped. Today, it resumed just long enough for the Republican-controlled House to pass a budget.<p>NPR's White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us now to talk more about this. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 28893 at http://wuwm.com Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying http://wuwm.com/post/without-unemployment-benefits-jobless-woman-watches-searches-and-prays There's a small frame hanging on the wall near the computer Josie Maisano uses to search for work. Inside there's a picture of her at this year's State of the Union address and a blue ribbon that Democrats wore that night to highlight the plight of people like Maisano, whose unemployment benefits stopped at the end of December.<p>"Oh, my God. It was just a once-in-a-lifetime experience," says Maisano. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 28477 at http://wuwm.com Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says http://wuwm.com/post/debate-over-repealing-health-care-law-over-obama-says Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>There were many predictions in recent months that not enough people would sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Turns out those predictions were wrong. And President Obama went to the Rose Garden yesterday to make sure everyone knew it.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Seven point one million Americans have now signed up for...<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>OBAMA: ...private insurance plans through these marketplaces.<p>INSKEEP: It's a little bit more than the goal and that figure is likely to rise. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 28243 at http://wuwm.com Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins http://wuwm.com/post/obamacare-rolls-nh-political-campaign-and-wins Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or at least to begin the process. We already know that nationwide more than <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/27/295311611/obamacare-enrollment-exceeds-6-million" target="_blank">6 million people have enrolled</a>.<p>But each state has its own insurance market and its own experience with the law. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:35:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 28056 at http://wuwm.com Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own http://wuwm.com/post/biden-visits-nh-talk-about-jobsbut-not-his-own If you didn't know any better (or you got confused about what year it was), you might think Vice President Biden was back on the campaign trail, kissing grandmothers, slapping guys on the back and borrowing a woman's phone to razz her son about a basketball game.<p>Biden returned Tuesday to the familiar campaign grounds of New Hampshire for the first time since October 2012. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 27688 at http://wuwm.com Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own