Hamid Karzai's Refusal to Sign Security Deal Called 'Reckless'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_57f6f8aaf5.jpgMustafa Bag/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- On This Week Sunday, former Obama National Security Adviser Tom Donilon called Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a long-term security agreement with the United States "reckless". "President Karzai should go ahead and sign the agreement. It has been approved by a very large assembly of leaders in Afghanistan," Donilon told George Stephanopoulos on This Week.

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White House Declares Obamacare Website Fixed, But Problems Persist

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_69b55b5061.jpgAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Two months after the troubled launch of its signature health care initiative, the Obama administration on Sunday announced that its online insurance marketplace now functions smoothly for the "vast majority" of consumers seeking to shop for and enroll in coverage. "We've doubled the system's capacity and HealthCare.gov can now support its intended volume," said Jeff Zients, the administration official overseeing repairs to the system, on a conference call with reporters Sunday.

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GOP Targets Black Friday Shoppers in Key 2014 States

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_d1d6beec63.jpgSini?a Bota?/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Attention shoppers: You may be getting more than a deal when you go bargain hunting on Black Friday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is launching an online and grassroots ad campaign on Tuesday, targeting shoppers in states with critical 2014 Senate elections. Customers out looking for deals may have more than just a leaflet featuring a discount television set on their windshield.

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Obama Preparing for Senate Debate on More Iran Sanctions

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_ac37cd3223.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has a few weeks to build congressional support for the deal to temporarily freeze Iran's nuclear program amid grumblings from some lawmakers that the agreement with six super powers isn't strong enough to be effective. Congress has adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday until Dec. 9, at which time the Senate will debate possibly slapping even tougher sanctions on Tehran.

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Filibuster Reform’s Biggest Winners

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_8112f95d6a.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The landmark Senate vote to effectively eliminate the filibuster of presidential nominees opens the door to a wave of likely confirmations for President Obama. Gone are the days when 60 votes are needed to move ahead on a nominee.  Now, a simple majority of 51 votes is all it takes for confirmation.

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