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Healthcare.gov Discussed in the House

Republicans on a House panel looking into the government's troubled health insurance website say the problems reflect deeper flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

At a hearing today, they're accusing administration officials of misleading Congress with repeated assurances that the roll out of the new health care law is on track

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New Report Outlines Safety Violations At Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

 

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth experienced 108 lower-level and two higher-level safety violations from 2000 through 2012.
 
    The violations were included in a congressional study expected to be released this month showing that safety violations at nuclear plants across the country varies dramatically from region to region.
 

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No End In Sight For Government Shutdown

One week into the partial shutdown of the federal government, President Obama is digging in his heels.  In a White House news conference, the President said he is willing to negotiate with House Republicans but not until they agree to end the shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling

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GOP Congressman Yells at Park Ranger at WWII Memorial

The Government shutdown has gotten a little bit ugly. On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer from Texas decided to confront a park ranger at the WWII memorial in Washington DC who was not allowing the public to enter the memorial during the shutdown. 

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Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

Rhode Island Congressional Delegation May Forgo Salaries

The four members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation may forgo their salaries during the government shutdown if federal employees lose money.

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US Postal Service Mail Delivery Ahead Of Second-Quarter Results

Postmaster-General: Rate Hike May Be Needed

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says his agency may need a rate increase to stay in business. 

Donahoe made his remarks in testimony during a Senate hearing today.  Donahoe says the Postal Service is approaching next month with only five days cash on hand

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TSM - Chairs placed outside Head Start site in New Bedford, protesting budget cuts.
TSM - Chairs placed outside Head Start site in New Bedford, protesting budget cuts.

Head Start In New Bedford Protests Budget Cuts

 

A quiet, but meaningful protest outside the Head Start early education site on Madison Street in New Bedford.

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Obama On Washington Inaction: ‘Buck Stops With Me’

President Barack Obama says that when it comes to Washington's lack of action on big issues, "the buck stops with me."

But Obama also criticizes Republicans for focusing on issues that would be bad for the economy, like shutting down the government in order to defund "Obamacare" or not raising the nation's borrowing limit

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NY Rep. King Tests Presidential Waters in New Hampshire

New York Republican Congressman Peter King is warning his party not to abandon its longstanding emphasis on national defense as he launches a two-day tour of New Hampshire.

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Voters Shifting Right Force House GOP to Keep Pace

House Republicans are feeling increasing pressure to steer firmly right on big issues because of changes in primary-election politics.

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