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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Congressman Gets Catty over Obamacare Glitches

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_57771fdda2.jpgThe Office of Congressman Darrell Issa (WASHINGTON) -- This is how one congressman gets cat-ty over a cat-astrophe. Hardly any House Republican has missed a chance to criticize the well-publicized glitches plaguing the Obama administration’s new health care website — at news conferences, in statements and on Twitter. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., decided to express his concerns Wednesday in a different way. With cats.

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Meet Jeff Zients, Tasked with Fixing Obamacare Website

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_c5962846d2.jpgT.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- When technology -- and bureaucracy -- go awry in the Obama administration, Jeffrey Zients becomes the president's Mr. Fix-It. Zients left the Obama administration last April after serving as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget for more than a year, but he was just summoned back (a little ahead of schedule) to undo the glitches in the Affordable Care Act's troubled health insurance marketplace website.

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