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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Top Dem Rebukes Grayson over Tea Party-KKK Comparison

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_325a46118a.jpgBill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- An outspoken and often controversial Democratic congressman drew a rebuke from a fellow Democrat on Wednesday for comparing the Tea Party to the KKK. Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said he disagrees with Rep. Alan Grayson’s recent comments about the Tea Party. “I disagree. I disagree with Alan’s remarks,” Israel told ABC News.

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Obama Asks Supporters to Be Part of 'Team Obamacare'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_d64e4e5122.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama is calling on his supporters to join "team Obamacare," asking them to encourage Americans to enroll in the new insurance marketplace, despite the technical online glitches. In a new video message released by Organizing For Action, the president admits, once again, that the health care rollout has not gone as smoothly as it was supposed to.

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Senator Wants Breaks for Frustrated Health Care Law Applicants

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_d80b9ecf66.jpgKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- A Democratic supporter of the Affordable Care Act is calling on President Obama to extend the deadline for enrollment as well as waive penalties due to the problems millions have had with the healthcare.gov website. The president acknowledged that he was unhappy with the "glitches" that have prevented potential enrollees from signing up for insurance plans but remains confident that the problems will be corrected before long.

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Why Ted Cruz Thinks He Won The Defund Fight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_641002f021.jpgTom Pennington/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The government shut down for 16 days and Obamacare is still funded. While some have labeled this a loss for those who waged the fight to defund Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, the lead promoter of the push to tie government funding to the president’s healthcare plan, still thinks he won. A memo circulated by Cruz’s office says they believe the defund efforts “produced tangible results that create both immediate and long-term benefits for the country and the conservative cause.”

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