Sen. Coburn Disparages Senate Leader Reid

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_af055e9a11.jpgcoburn.senate.gov (NEW YORK) -- Sen. Tom Coburn revealed what he really thinks about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during a speech Monday night at the New York Young Republican Club. The Oklahoma Republican pretty much laid it on the line regarding his feelings about working with the Nevada Democrat, saying, "There’s no comity with Harry Reid.  I think he’s an absolute a—hole."

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Obama ‘Should Have Known’ About Spying on Allies, Senator Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_f2d87c391d.jpgJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Friends shouldn’t spy on friends, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Tuesday, noting that she is troubled by reports that the National Security Agency was collecting intelligence on U.S. ally leaders. “The reports are very disturbing. Friends don’t spy on friends,” Collins said before entering a closed Senate Intelligence Committee meeting on Capitol Hill.

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Obama Pays Tribute to Former Speaker Tom Foley’s ‘Decency’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_607aa31a10.jpgMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama never served a day in Washington while former Democratic Speaker Thomas Foley was a power figure, but Tuesday the president led the tributes to Foley and his era of cooperation during a memorial service in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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CMS Chief Apologizes for Rocky Obamacare Rollout

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0026a4ca5a.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief Marilyn Tavenner -- the Obama administration official dubbed “quarterback” of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation -- apologized Tuesday for the rocky roll out of HealthCare.gov and defended the law against criticism that it’s caused the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of existing health insurance plans.

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Gov. Christie Talks Re-Election, Hurricane Sandy Progress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_32ee7a7966.jpgABC/LOU ROCCO (NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had a careful answer to the question of whether he would commit to serving another four years as the chief executive of the Garden State if he wins re-election next week. “I’m committed to being the best governor New Jersey can have for as long as I can possibly do it,” Christie told George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America.

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