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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Obama ‘In the Dark’: GOP Narrative

”A presidency in the dark.” The narrative that House Republicans are making of recent events. The graphic at the homepage of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who serves as majority whip in the House, lists a series of events...

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

Obamacare’s Valleys and Hills: Obama on a Hilltop Today

The Obama administration “botched” the Oct. 1 roll-out of the “Obamacare” website. That was the president’s verb. The health-care exchanges opened under the law enrolled 7 million people by the March 31 deadline, meeting expectations. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of...

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Biden: Health Insurance is Confusing

It wasn’t quite a “surge” of enrollees. Yet Vice President Joe Biden nonetheless stopped by a Washington, D.C., school that caters to adult English-language learners on deadline day for Obamacare enrollment. Prospective enrollees in President Barack Obama’s health care plan...

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Insurance agents assist people with purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Insurance agents assist people with purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s 6-Million Milestone

Six million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under Obamacare, President Barack Obama said today, as Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne notes “a symbolic milestone for a government that has struggled to get the law off the ground.” “Nearly four million people...

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People check the price plans for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act as they sit with an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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People check the price plans for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act as they sit with an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 39%

Just 39 percent of those lacking health insurance know about the Affordable Care Act’s March 31 deadline to sign up for medical care. That means six in 10 people don’t know the deadline or think it has already passed or...

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Wendy Gonzalez sits with, Maria Mena, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she purchases insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s ‘Last Call’ Not Final After All

Last call, it turns out, isn’t last call after all. After weeks of playing to a March 31 deadline as the last chance for having health insurance or paying a tax penalty, the Obama administration says an extension is possible...

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This image from video released by Funny Or Die shows President Obama, left, with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis during an appearance on "Between Two Ferns," the digital short with a laser focus on reaching people aged 18 to 34.

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This image from video released by Funny Or Die shows President Obama, left, with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis during an appearance on "Between Two Ferns," the digital short with a laser focus on reaching people aged 18 to 34.

Obama to ‘Invincibles’: Please?

Life in the White House isn’t as dramatic as it appears on TV, President Barack Obama says. “I have to tell you,” Obama told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing today. “Life in Washington is a little...

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President Barack Obama, second right, U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden, third right, and members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, during a meeting at the Oval Office in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama, second right, U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden, third right, and members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, during a meeting at the Oval Office in Washington, D.C.

Obama’s Oval: ‘Folks in Gray Suits’ — Not Great TV, Tells DeGeneres

Much of the president’s day, it turns out, is spent sitting around “listening to a bunch of folks in gray suits.” This news-break comes from “The Ellen Show,” with Ellen DeGeneres playing host to President Barack Obama in the program...

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Volunteer Tony Hausner, left, assists an enrollee arriving to a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Dec. 7, 2013.

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Volunteer Tony Hausner, left, assists an enrollee arriving to a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Dec. 7, 2013.

Obamacare Deploys Martial Artist, ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ Chef

Updated at 11:20 am EST Backers of Obamacare, looking to build interest among young people, have hit on a new way of selling health insurance: An endorsement from a mixed martial arts fighter who has bragged about the taste of...

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