GOP Weekly Address: Obamacare Glitches 'Just the Tip of the Iceberg'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_22efd4ae5a.jpgOffice of United States Senator Dan Coats (WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican address, Indiana Sen. Dan Coats says the website isn't the only problem with the new health care law. "It's more than just a website and the problems run deeper than a few technological glitches," Coats says in the address. He later adds, "The failure of [the] Obamacare launch is just the tip of the iceberg, and unless we act, Americans will be stuck on board this Titanic."

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State Dept. vs. NSA: Spokeswoman Deflects Questions on Wiretap Requests

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_39f46c65f0.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- A public dispute is simmering between the NSA and the State Department over U.S. spying and whether policymakers requested wiretaps of foreign leaders. Secretary of State John Kerry and NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander pointed fingers in separate public comments Thursday, and a State Dept. spokeswoman Friday deflected questions on Alexander’s assertions.

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Swap Biden for Hillary? Obama Aides Considered It, But Not President

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_8fbe16b6d8.jpgMark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- On Election Night 2012, after clinching a second term, President Obama hailed Joe Biden as “the best vice president anybody could ever hope for.”  But a new account of the year leading up to the election, detailed in the book Double Down, reveals that many of Obama’s closest aides weren’t always as convinced.

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Memo Reveals Only Six People Signed Up for Obamacare on First Day

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_1a7d0eb611.jpgAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Just six people successfully enrolled in health insurance plans through the new federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov, on the first day it went live, according to internal Obama administration “notes” released Thursday night by the House Oversight Committee. By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled, the documents show.

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Chris Christie’s Opponent, Barbara Buono, Wages Lonely Campaign

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_986d5144c6.jpgMike Pont/FilmMagic (PERTH AMBOY, N.J.) -- State Sen. Barbara Buono, the woman running against Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey, has a much quieter campaign trail than the GOP star.  It’s not just about crowd size, although that is stark as well. High profile Democrats have parachuted in to campaign for her, including Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and Chair of the Democratic National Committee Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 

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