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Analysis: Local Lawmakers Tapped To Work On Federal Budget

Lawmakers from Maryland and Virginia have been tasked to join a bipartisan group that will try to work out a budget deal.

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UPDATE: N.J. Gov. Christie Won't Fight Gay Marriage Ruling

A court ruling Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday. In towns and cities across the state, officials presided over middle-of-the-night ceremonies. Republican Gov. Chris Christie initially said he would appeal the decision, but now has decided otherwise.
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In Gubernatorial Race, Virginia Newspaper Endorses... No One

"We find it impossible to endorse any of the 2013 candidates with even minimal zeal," wrote the Richmond Times-Dispatch's editorial board over the weekend.
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Monday Morning Political Mix

President Obama with Rose Garden appearance looks for major reset of problem-plagued rollout of his signature health care legislation
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Cheney Says He Couldn't Overrule Doctors Who Declared Him Fit

On 60 Minutes, the former vice president says that even though by mid-2000 he had already suffered three heart attacks and would soon suffer a fourth, "there's no question" he was "up to the task." So he didn't raise any concerns when doctors cleared him.
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Post-Shutdown, Local Republicans To Continue Fight Against Obamacare

Lawmakers just ended one battle that cost the region millions of dollars, but now Republicans in the region are getting ready for the next battle over the health law.
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Cruz Takes Center Stage, Drawing Cheers And Jeers

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spearheaded the drive to shut down the government by trying to defund the Affordable Care Act. The GOP's image has taken a hit because of that effort, but Cruz is more popular than ever among Tea Party and conservative voters.
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Where Does The GOP Go From Here?

Renee Montagne talks to Molly Ball of The Atlantic about fractures within the Republican Party and the future of the GOP after the shutdown.
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Obama To Address Health Care Website Problems

President Obama delivers a statement Monday about the technical issues consumers have been experiencing in signing up online for health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson for a look ahead at the president's remarks and a sense of what the political impact has been so far.
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Enrollments For The Health Care Exchanges Trickle In, Slowly

The Obama administration projected that within the first month of open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, half a million individuals or families would sign up. Nearly three weeks in, the actual number of enrollments looks to be much smaller. Technical issues have been a big factor.

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