POLL: As Obamacare Arrives, Little Is Understood, Not Well-Liked

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_5fade00002.jpgROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- More than three years after Obamacare was signed into law and fewer than two weeks before its health insurance exchanges are to launch, many Americans don’t know a lot about the pending changes except this: They don’t like them. Sixty-two percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say they lack the information they need to understand the changes that will take effect as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.

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At Benghazi Hearing, Republicans Draw Link to Clinton

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_a6815ee5ba.jpgBill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- On Thursday, House Republicans continued to ask questions about Hillary Clinton in connection with the attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi. This time, in questioning the State Department’s review of the attack at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, they asked why Clinton wasn’t interviewed and whether the report had been politicized.

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House Slashes $40 Billion of Food Stamps Over Next Decade

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_e9eea372e9.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives voted Thursday evening to approve about $40 billion worth of cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years, although the bill must be reconciled with a Senate-passed measure that proposed just $4.1 billion of cuts over the same period of time. “This bill makes getting Americans back to work a priority again for our nation’s welfare programs,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in a statement after the vote.

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Robert Gates, Leon Panetta Slam Obama's Handling of Syria Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_4552023cf5.jpgDoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley, U.S. Navy/Released (DALLAS) -- Robert Gates and Leon Panetta were both secretaries of defense in the current administration and they're both unhappy with the way President Obama has conducted the Syrian chemical weapons crisis. Appearing at a forum Tuesday night at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Gates and Panetta each held a different view of how the president should have reacted after learning of the Aug. 21 attack that killed 1,400 people in a Damascus suburb.

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Fight for Jobs: Gov. Rick Perry Versus Gov. Martin O'Malley

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_418b54df8c.jpgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has his eyes on wooing jobs away from Maryland, but those jobs are staying put if it’s up to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. In his latest economic development campaign, Perry traveled to Maryland this week to ask businesses to consider setting up shop in Texas. Perry has conducted similar campaigns in states including California, Missouri and New York, and has sometimes gotten under his fellow governors' skin with his blatant tactics.

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