September 27th, 2013
01:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Fact Check: Is Obamacare unpopular?

Assertion
Obamacare is unpopular.
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Filed under: Fact Check Obamacare
Senate prepares to toss shutdown hot potato back to House
September 27th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate prepares to toss shutdown hot potato back to House

Washington (CNN) - It's a congressional version of hot potato that will determine if a government shutdown begins as soon as Tuesday.

The Democratic-led Senate on Friday is expected to pass its preferred short-term spending plan to keep the government funded beyond the end of the current fiscal year on Monday, which would toss it back to the Republican-led House.

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Filed under: Congress
Fact Check: Six in 10 Americans without insurance will be able to buy policies for $100 or less per month
September 27th, 2013
01:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Fact Check: Six in 10 Americans without insurance will be able to buy policies for $100 or less per month

Assertion
"The majority (around 6 out of 10) of the people uninsured today will be able to find coverage for $100 or less per month in the Marketplace, taking into account premium tax credits and Medicaid coverage."
– Health and Human Services press release, 9/25
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Filed under: Fact Check Obamacare • Health care
Breaking: Senate breaks Cruz-led filibuster of spending bill
September 27th, 2013
12:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: Senate breaks Cruz-led filibuster of spending bill

(CNN) - The Senate voted on Friday to overcome a filibuster led by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas against a spending measure that would avoid a government shutdown next week, clearing the way for upcoming votes by Democrats to restore funding for Obamacare in the plan and send it back to the House.


Filed under: Health care • Senate
September 27th, 2013
12:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Libertarian threatens to spoil GOP hopes in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - The Virginia governor's race has often been looked to as an off-year barometer of national political sentiment.

This year's grind-it-out race, an acrimonious spitball contest between two candidates only slightly more likeable than Walter White, is anything but.

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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Bush 'doing pretty good' after heart procedure
September 27th, 2013
10:38 AM ET
1 year ago

Bush 'doing pretty good' after heart procedure

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush said he's "doing fine" after having a stent placed in his heart last month.

"Other than the fact that I nearly bled to death when I nicked myself shaving because I'm taking blood thinner, I'm doing pretty good," he joked. "I thought you were going to have to put a tourniquet on me."
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Filed under: George W. Bush
September 27th, 2013
09:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Tom DeLay: 'I'll keep fighting'

(CNN) – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who resigned amid scandal in 2006, said he's "coming back" now that his 2010 conviction for money laundering has been overturned.

DeLay also weighed in on the current showdown in Congress over the spending bill and debt limit.
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Filed under: Tom DeLay
Christie: It's 'irresponsible' to threaten a government shutdown
September 27th, 2013
09:23 AM ET
1 year ago

Christie: It's 'irresponsible' to threaten a government shutdown

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he's not in favor of the Republican-led strategy to defund the federal health care law by tying it to a spending bill, a maneuver that risks a government shutdown if Congress doesn't reach a deal before the Tuesday deadline.

Asked in a CBS News interview if Republicans should be threatening a shutdown over Obamacare, the Republican governor said "no."

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Congress
September 27th, 2013
08:32 AM ET
1 year ago

NSA: Some used spying power to snoop on lovers

(CNN) – The National Security Agency's internal watchdog detailed a dozen instances in the past decade in which its employees intentionally misused the agency's surveillance power, in some cases to snoop on their love interests.

A letter from the NSA's inspector general responding to a request by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, lists the dozen incidents where the NSA's foreign intelligence collection systems were abused. The letter also says there are two additional incidents now under investigation and another allegation pending that may require an investigation.

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Filed under: Chuck Grassley • NSA
September 27th, 2013
07:55 AM ET
1 year ago

Will young people pay a lot more under Obamacare?

New York  (CNNMoney) – There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

Myth: Young people will pay a lot more for insurance under Obamacare.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Health care
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