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'This Law Is Working,' Obama Says Of Health Care

To those in Congress who want to kill the Affordable Care Act, Obama said "we're not repealing it as long I'm president. ... We will make it work for all Americans."
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D.C. Campaign Becomes First To Accept Bitcoin Contributions

A group pushing for a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in D.C. is accepting campaign contributions made with a digital currency that's giving many a regulator headaches.

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Recount Could Focus In On How Fairfax County Handled Provisional Ballots

As Virginia prepares for a recount of the votes in the closely contested attorney general's race, focus has shifted to how Fairfax County officials counted provisional ballots.
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How 2013 Became The Greatest Year In Gay Rights History

From the White House and the Supreme Court on down, gay rights advocates have won a string of victories this year. Many Americans remain opposed to same-sex marriage, but support for gays and gay marriage has been rising — particularly among young people.
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Upset Over Divisive Political Culture? Blame Burke And Paine

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to writer Yuval Levin about the origins of the American political right and left. In his new book The Great Debate, Levin traces the birth of the left/right divide to the views of two men: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.
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HealthCare.gov Uses Waiting Room To Cool Traffic Surge

Traffic on the government's health insurance website this week will test whether technical repairs have succeeded in boosting the website's capacity. Technical teams have been working to patch bugs and expand the website's capacity. But there were times on Monday when some users still had to be pushed into an online waiting room.
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Court Upholds Public Broadcasting Political Ad Ban

The decision, which reversed a ruling last April by a smaller panel of the court, rejected a TV station's argument invoking the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling of 2010.
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Unemployment Benefit Program Set To Expire At Year's End

More than 1 million people will immediately see their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off if Congress doesn't act by the end of December. Supporters and their Democratic allies in Congress are pushing to keep the emergency program going through 2014, but it will be a tough sell.
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A Poorly Worded RNC Tweet On Rosa Parks Backfires

The Republican National Commission tweeted Saturday about Parks' "bold stand in ending racism," triggering a snark avalanche. While the gaffe was relatively minor, it plays into the damaging narrative about the Republican Party — that it only pays lip service to the notion of increasing its appeal to minority voters.
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray To Run For Reelection

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore the ramifications of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray opting to run for reelection in 2014.

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