Obama's Weekly Address: Enrolling in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3edff5be04.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama is using his weekly address to urge Americans to enroll in the new health insurance marketplace, despite what he admits are “frustrating” technical problems with the website.
 
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Rand Paul Threatens to Stall Janet Yellen’s Fed Chair Nomination

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_64f7636d2a.jpgUS Senate (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is threatening to prevent Janet Yellen’s nomination to be Federal Reserve Chair unless the Senate votes on his bill to audit the Fed. “As part of Senate consideration of the Janet Yellen nomination to be Chair of the Federal Reserve, I will request a vote on my bipartisan Federal Reserve Transparency Act, S. 209,” Paul said Friday in a statement. 

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NSA Website Mysteriously Goes Dark

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3f260b1c32.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The public website for the shadowy National Security Agency is down and has been unavailable for hours, according to online server trackers. A spokesperson for the spy agency told ABC News they are “looking into the issue,” but said the agency’s internal network was “not at all” compromised. No classified information was in danger, the spokesperson said.

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Budget Conference Committee to Meet Next Week

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_6bc7a70465.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- For the first time since the government reopened, all 29 members of the budget conference committee will meet next Wednesday, Oct. 30. Last week, the heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. -- and the ranking members of the committees had breakfast to discuss the path forward for the budget conference.

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Tea Party Group Turns Health Care Glitches into Anti-Dem Ads

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_453f5134ed.jpgMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Affordable Care Act’s website glitches have given Republicans a fresh anti-Obamacare message for the 2014 campaign. The Tea Party-backed group Americans for Prosperity Wednesday announced a slew of new television, radio and Web ads criticizing two Democrats, Rep. Scott Peters of California and Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona, for their support of the 3-year-old law.

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