"I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," the chief of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services tells Americans. She also promises it will be fixed and running smoothly by the end of November. Republicans have their doubts.
The 2014 mid-term elections right now look like they could be a battle over the shutdown and Obamacare... a federal judge stopped parts of a Texas abortion law that would have decreased access to the procedure... Ohio's GOP Gov. Kasich defies his party to defend the social safety net for the poor.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, forcefully delivered her party's message on the Affordable Care Act's website's woes in an interview on All Things Considered. One takeaway: She has little patience when she's asked if the enrollment deadline should be extended.
Robert Siegel talks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., about the roll out of the federal health law. Pelosi says she is assured the problems with HealthCare.gov will be fixed by the end of November and that no extension or delay of the program should be granted. She also talks about the way forward with the budget. Democrats are ready to negotiate, Pelosi insists, and says their goals are clear: Get rid of sequestration, promote growth, make cuts and bring in revenue.
Part of the Affordable Care Act's back-office technology thought to be working well failed on Sunday... President Obama didn't know until this summer that the NSA was spying on leaders of some of its strongest allies... The Pentagon has a 92-year old futurist nicknamed "Yoda."
Winston Churchill's backhanded compliment to Americans — that they'll always do the right thing, after trying everything else — is often repeated by members of Congress. There's no evidence that Churchill ever said it, but don't expect that to stop politicians from quoting it.
Two decades ago, Terry McAuliffe was a top fundraiser for President Bill Clinton. He was even finance chair for Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign. Now, the ex-president is returning the favor, campaigning with McAuliffe as he runs for governor of Virginia. The two are on a bus tour of some of the state's most conservative regions.