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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Affordable Care Act during her visit to Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) on November 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Affordable Care Act during her visit to Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) on November 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Why 39 Democrats Voted For a Republican Health Bill

Thirty-nine House Democrats crossed party lines today to vote for a Republican health-care bill that would let insurers sell their existing health plans through next year. The bill is opposed by President Barack Obama, who yesterday granted a one-year reprieve for...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Obamacare Reset: ‘I’m The President… They Expect Me to Do Something About It’

“‘It has now been six weeks since the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplaces opened for business,” President Barack Obama said today at a rather hastily called news conference at the White House. “I think it’s fair to say that the...

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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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The Healthcare.gov website in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4

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The Healthcare.gov website in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4

Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds (Low) Expectations: Even Lower

106,000: The number of people who signed up for private health insurance last month under the program known as Obamacare, as the administration today released its first and long-awaited count. 500,000: The number the Obama administration was counting on in...

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A pamphlet for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, at the Metropolitan Family Health network in Jersey City, N.J. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images

A pamphlet for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, at the Metropolitan Family Health network in Jersey City, N.J. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images

Obamacare: 49,100 and Counting

Numbers have been hard to come by in the stumble-out of Obamacare. Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne in Washington has some. About 49,100 people have enrolled in Obamacare plans through 12 state-run insurance exchanges, according to a consulting company. Enrollment through Sunday...

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Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 on Nov. 7, 2013.

Billy Graham at 95: Peace Breaks Out in Senate — For a Moment

On the occasion of Billy Graham’s 95th birthday today: A rare big helping of bipartisanship from Senate leadership, followed by a dash of partisanship. Both Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, and his counterpart, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, praised the North...

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Supporters of second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville during a rally at the Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Miss., on Oct. 17, 2013.

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Supporters of second-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville during a rally at the Jones County Courthouse in Ellisville, Miss., on Oct. 17, 2013.

Tea Party Express Backs McDaniel in Mississippi: Anti-Establishment

The Tea Party Express today gave its support to Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel in next year’s U.S. Senate race. McDaniel is trying to wrest the seat from six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who last month voted with the Democrat...

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