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President Barack Obama speaks about an administrative fix for some of the problems with HealthCare.gov, on Nov. 14

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President Barack Obama speaks about an administrative fix for some of the problems with HealthCare.gov, on Nov. 14

Obama Confronts Obamacare

Updated at 10:33 and 11:13 am EST Today, before the president’s chief of staff meets with Senate Democrats pressing for action on the flawed startup of the healthcare exchanges under Obamacare, President Barack Obama will have something to say about...

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sebelius: ‘Still Standing’

Updated at 11:27, 11:45 am and 12:30 pm EDT In a town where Republicans couldn’t make Eric Holder run for the hills for “Fast and Furious,” where they couldn’t tag Hillary Clinton with the fatal attack at Benghazi, where they...

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walks away while flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at the U.S. Capitol, on October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walks away while flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at the U.S. Capitol, on October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Fallout Raining on Republicans, Poll Shows

Even as the government reopened, a CNN-ORC International poll out today found a huge drop-off in support for House Republicans, who triggered the partial shutdown when they refused to pass a spending bill that didn’t defund or delay President Barack...

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 16

Updated at 9:55 am through 11 pm EDT Come on back to work, the White House says. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said after congressional approval of a fiscal deal ending the 16-day partial...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 14

Updated at 8:02 am through 6:42  pm EDT Senate leaders appeared to be getting somewhere today, on the 14th day of a partial government shut-down, with three days left until the nation’s debt-limit is reached. Tomorrow is another… “I’m very...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, left, speaks while her daughter Chelsea Clinton, listens during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Sept. 26, 2013.

Clinton Documentary Pre-Empted: Producer Says No One’s Talking

Updated at 12:43 pm EDT CNN’s planned documentary about Hillary Clinton which so angered Republican Party leaders that they voted to ban the network from 2016 presidential primary debates has been cancelled, according to the project’s director. In a blog...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama: ‘Scared of My Wife’

It’s those open mics at international assemblies that often deliver the most memorable lines. President Barack Obama was talking about quitting smoking Monday at an open microphone at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “I hope you quit smoking,”...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Republican members of the House of Representatives rally after passing a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term, at the Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 20, 2013.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Republican members of the House of Representatives rally after passing a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term, at the Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 20, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 8 Days

Updated at 10:45 am,, 1:45 pm, 2:30and 2:41 pm EDT This morning, the Congress of the United States has eight working days — including a weekend — to avert a “shutdown” of the federal government for lack of a resolution...

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s (Daring?) Thick Skin

Hillary Clinton has some thick skin. Yet will she, as she puts it, “dare to compete” again? The explanation may run in the family. Chelsea Clinton will need that armor, her father says, should she ever embark upon a political...

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