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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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Gray To Announce Whether He Will Seek Re-Election

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he plans to announce "within the next few weeks" whether he plans to seek re-election.

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Can The GOP Put Its Internal Feuds Behind It?

This week, politicians and pundits of almost all persuasions seemed to agree that the Republican Party took a hit from the shutdown. But Jonah Goldberg of the National Review sees a path forward. Hos Scott Simon talks with Goldberg about how the party can put its schisms behind it.
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Shutdown Is Wrapped Up, But Other Issues Are Starting To Unfold

The U.S. is back from the brink after a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, but more crises may be on the horizon with a compromise budget due by mid-December and the federal government only funded through Jan. 15. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving about what comes next.

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