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President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to speak about the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Shutdown gives Obama unlikely ally: big business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown. Obama, whose health care and regulatory agenda […]

10/02/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the Republican Conference chair, left, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, after a closed-door strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving closer to the brink of a government shutdown, House Republicans vowed Thursday they won’t simply accept the stopgap legislation that is likely to remain after Senate Democrats strip away a plan […]

09/26/2013

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High court skeptical of federal marriage law

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.

03/27/2013

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