Botched ACA Rollout Hammers Obama; Job Disapproval Reaches Career High

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_7cf12ca404.jpgPete Souza / The White House (NEW YORK) -- Barack Obama has been hammered by the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, with disapproval of his job performance reaching a career high, opposition to the new healthcare law up sharply and evidence of potential fallout in the midterm elections a year off. The president’s job approval rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, down 13 percentage points this year and 6 points in the past month to match the lowest of his presidency.

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As Deadline Approaches, Health Care Website Still a Work in Progress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_8cb0ef6d95.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- It's less than two weeks until the deadline that the Obama administration set for itself to fix the HealthCare.gov website. By all accounts, the site is still having major problems as teams of technicians work around the clock to make repairs. At a daily briefing Monday, Julie Bataille, director of the Office of Communications at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, didn't get too specific about the progress being made.

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince 'Regrets' Working for US State Dept.

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_89c26472fa.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Erik Prince, the founder of the private security firm Blackwater Inc., is either a great American patriot, used and then dumped by the United States government, or one of the biggest war profiteers in the history of armed conflict, depending on how you see it. Today, Prince said he wants to set the record straight about him and Blackwater, the controversial private army he built into a global juggernaut.

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Christie Hits DC, GOP, Says Washington Is Full of 'Absolutists'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_dbd5f4c87f.jpgABC/ LOU ROCCO (WASHINGTON) -- Chris Christie had some harsh words for Washington, D.C. Monday night, telling a group of CEOs that “both parties” in Washington are the problem, but still harshly criticizing the GOP when it comes to working across the aisle and the government shutdown. “It’s about human relationships, the fact of the matter is nobody in this city talks to each other anymore and if they do talk to each other it’s not civilly, they don’t develop relationships, they don’t develop any sense of trust between each other,” Christie said at the Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council conference.

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Cheney Sisters Feud over Same-Sex Marriage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_0805132007.jpgJEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The civil war in the Cheney family, quietly building over the summer, has escalated into a very public dispute. It has become one of the highest-profile, and deeply personal, political debates so far over same-sex marriage. Liz Cheney is at odds with her sister, Mary. Liz says she disagrees with her sister’s right to marry. But Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, have decided to not hold their tongues on the disagreement and fired back in an extraordinary way.

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