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Health care exchange still plagued by problems

WASHINGTON — Two weeks into the launch of the federal health insurance exchange, the website is still plagued with problems, leading critics to wonder if the problem is worse than it appears.<p>There are two key issues at the core of the problem, said Dan Schuyler, a director at Leavitt Partners, a …

Boehner and his majority are in disarray

The federal government is in the third week of a shutdown while Congress tries to work out a deal to fund its operations and to avoid a possible default due to the debt limit.<p>The federal government is in the third week of a shutdown while Congress worked out a deal to fund its operations and to …

Reid: Cruz 2016 ambition hurt U.S.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn’t mincing words when it comes to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), calling the 16 day government shutdown “stupid” and accusing Cruz of political opportunism.<p>“In an effort to help him run for President, he has done some stuff that’s really damaging to our …

Five Stories You'll Care about in Politics Next Week

It's a new era in Washington, but somehow it feels like an old era – members of Congress have skipped town, President Obama is calling for a new …

Republican Civil War Over Shutdown Drama

Not a single Republican senator or congressman voted for the Affordable Care Act, but the standoff over the government shutdown may have done the one …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Week In Politics: Shutdown Post-Mortem And Looking Ahead

Audie Cornish talks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of <i>The Washington Post</i> and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with <i>The New York Times</i>. They take stock of the winners and losers in the government shutdown and look forward to the next potential budget and debt crisis a few …

New York Times Reveals How The Obamacare Website Ended Up As Such A Catastrophe

There's virtually no debate that the launch of the national Obamacare exchange — the website where you can go buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act — has been a glitch-plagued disaster.<p>There are stories of legions of people not being able to log on and shop for plans.<p>Now Robert Pear, Sharon …