Sebelius to Testify on Obamacare Computer Glitches Next Week

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_7d9bda0749.jpgJoe Raedle/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Under intense pressure from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius intends to testify before a congressional committee next Wednesday, Oct. 30, about the problem-plagued health care rollout. The announcement was made in a press release from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where the hearing will be held.

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Healthcare.gov Sees ‘Nearly Half a Million’ Applications

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0210333688.jpgU.S. Govt (WASHINGTON) -- Almost three weeks after launch, the online health insurance marketplace created by the president’s signature healthcare legislation continues to be plagued by technical problems. Despite the setback, however, the Department of Health and Human Services announced this weekend that “nearly half a million” Americans have already applied for coverage through the website.

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Americans Like Government Workers, Agencies More than Congress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_10723f3c97.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- If there was anything good to come out of the recent partial government shutdown, it's that Americans seem to have more sympathy for federal workers, especially if they were furloughed during the 16-day impasse. A Pew research poll found that two-third of respondents have a favorable view of government employees, compared to a third that don't.

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Same-Sex Marriages Now Being Performed in New Jersey

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_37942cfa6e.jpg iStock/Thinkstock (TRENTON, N.J.) -- As of 12:01 a.m. (ET) Monday, same-sex couples in New Jersey began getting married. New Jersey joined 13 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay and lesbian nuptials after the New Jersey Supreme Court denied Republican Governor Chris Christie's request to stay a lower court order permitting homosexuals to marry.

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Jeb Bush Says Distaste for DC Won't Impact Potential 2016 WH Bid

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0f5484bf63.jpgKevork Djansezian/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said that recent polling showing a distaste for Washington would not impact his decision on whether or not to seek the presidency in 2016. "No, my decisions won't relate to this. It deeply disturbs me as an American that loves my country, that we have this massive dysfunction," Bush said in an interview with Jonathan Karl for This Week.

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