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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Boehner Says US Intel Policy Is 'Imbalanced,' Calls for a Review

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_da5c32d2f3.jpgMark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that the policy governing U.S. surveillance of foreign allies is currently “imbalanced” and that there must be a “thorough” review. “I don't think there's any question that there needs to be review, there ought to be review, and it ought to be thorough,” Boehner said in response to a question from ABC’s Jeff Zeleny at a press conference.

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White House Denies Claim It Stopped Spying on All Allies

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_8b9968c955.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Despite the furor over spying on its friends, the Obama administration is undecided on whether it will stop surveillance of all its allies after the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee claimed it would do so, a White House official said Monday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s assertion that the administration has halted its surveillance of U.S. allies is “not accurate,” the senior administration official said in a statement.

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