President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_bd3aa33f24.jpgThe White House (WASHINGTON) -- With midterm elections on the horizon, President Obama Tuesday took aim at the country’s persistent gender wage gap — an issue Democrats see as key to winning over women voters. Obama signed an executive order that forces federal contractors to allow employees to discuss their pay with each other. He also signed a presidential memorandum requiring contractors to report pay data based on sex and race to the Labor Department.

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Jeb Bush Still Unsure About Running for President in 2016

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_83a6f31451.jpgWilliam Thomas Cain/Getty Images (COLLEGE STATION, Texas) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on Sunday that he’ll make a decision about possibly seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination by the end of this year. In remarks at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University to mark the 25th anniversary of his father’s first and only term in the White House, Bush spoke of his possible interest in running for national office by saying it will depend on whether he can avert “the vortex of a mud fight” to present a “hopeful” message.

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Obamacare: What Could Go Wrong Next?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_fc12cc945f.jpgvaeenma/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- After an unprecedented, last-minute surge, the Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period closed last week, topping out at more than seven million enrollees. But even as the White House celebrated surpassing its enrollment goal, Republican strategists were downplaying its significance. Though Obamacare undoubtedly hit a major milestone on March 31, the path ahead could still be a rocky one.

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Former San Diego Mayor Ends Home Confinement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4257f4d83f.jpgBill Wechter/Getty Images (SAN DIEGO) -- Bob Filner, the former San Diego mayor who resigned in disgrace last year following multiple sexual harassment charges, is no longer confined to house arrest. Last December, Filner, 71, was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement after pleading guilty to felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery.

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White House Not Ready to Celebrate Health Care Law Enrollment Success

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_26be364b76.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Was President Obama premature in getting excited about the Affordable Care Act signing up 7.1 million Americans? White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer admits it was a celebratory moment, especially after things looked bleak following the disastrous rollout last October. However, Pfeiffer told CBS' Face the Nation that the administration is not doing a "victory lap," given that the real test of how well the law works won't be known for months or even years.

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