Harry Reid Calls GOP Budget Plan Delaying Obamacare 'Pointless'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_22fce7c017.jpgUnited States Senate(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government could be moving towards its first shutdown in almost 20 years with House Republicans preparing to vote on a spending bill that would delay aspects of the Affordable Care Act for one year in exchange for continuing to fund the government.

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Strategic Command's Number 2 Officer Suspended During Probe

thumb_VADM Tim Giardina.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1380395174687U.S. Navy (WASHINGTON) -- The No. 2 officer at U.S. Strategic Command has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Service for what U.S. officials say involves issues related to gambling, Stratcom announced on Saturday. U.S. Strategic Command, based in Bellevue, Neb., oversees the military’s nuclear units and weapons.

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Gov. Chris Christie to Appeal Court Ruling Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_20ee259c07.jpgAndrew Burton/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office said on Saturday that he will appeal Friday's Superior Court ruling forcing the state to recognize same-sex marriage. “Governor Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day," his office said in a statement.

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Vice President Biden Hosts Delaware Fundraiser for Son

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_22f9f135bb.jpgOfficial White House Photo by David Lienemann (DOVER, Del.) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are in their home state of Delaware this weekend where on Saturday they will host a fundraiser for their son, state Attorney General Beau Biden, at their home. The younger Biden is up for reelection to a third term next year. Beau Biden assumed office in 2007 and his father has made a habit of campaigning for him over the years.

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Pressure on House Republicans After Budget Bill Approved by Senate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_da91cafb9d.jpgMedioimages/Photodisc (WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Representatives will work all weekend to come up with a new proposal to fund the government after the Senate stripped away language defunding Obamacare from the spending bill that aims to keep the government running past Monday. The bill was sent back to the House on Friday after the Senate approved of the measures. The bill has bounced back and forth between the two houses of Congress.

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