GOP Weekly Address: Va. Attorney General Calls Obamacare 'Dishonest'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_6334edf90d.jpgOffice of the Attorney General, State of Virgina (WASHINGTON) -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivers this week's Republican address, in which he discusses his view that President Obama's health care law "was fundamentally broken even before it started." "During the debate over this law, citizens in the Commonwealth were told they could easily access information about their health care choices and join the system, well that proved to be untrue." Cuccinelli says in the address.

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Ted Cruz Not Looking for '99 New Friends' in the Senate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_a0320a9c74.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, doesn’t have many friends in Washington these days and he says he doesn’t need them. “There’s an old saying that, ‘Politics, it ain’t beanbag.’  And, you know, I’m not serving in office because I desperately needed 99 new friends in the U.S. Senate,” Cruz told ABC News’ Jon Karl in his first on-camera interview after the shutdown came to an end Wednesday night.

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Former San Diego Mayor to Collect Public Pensions, Despite Felony

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3b50e076bf.jpgBill Wechter/Getty Images (SAN DIEGO) -- San Diego's former mayor, who pleaded guilty to charges of false imprisonment and battery this week, still has some big money coming his way. Despite his guilty plea, beleagered Democrat Bob Filner will continue to collect his public pensions totaling over $80,000 a year, according to an investigation by ABC News' television affiliate, KGTV in San Diego.

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Obama to Nominate Jeh Johnson as Homeland Security Secretary

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_fdf9a3c078.jpgChad J. McNeeley (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. The Department of Homeland Security has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for six weeks, and from the start some Republicans were calling on the administration to "swiftly" nominate a new secretary.

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Ted Cruz Won’t Rule Out Another Shutdown

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_9cac754457.jpgUnited States Senate (WASHINGTON) -- It’s the question on everyone’s minds: could the country be pushed to the brink of another shutdown when government funding runs out in January? Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who pushed the strategy to tie government funding to defunding President Obama’s health care law, wouldn’t rule out revisiting it in the coming months.

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