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The GOP approach to Affordable Care Act: three lies and a government shutdown

The Republican Party continues their attacks on the Affordable Care Act--from death panels to a government shutdown.Full story

House Republicans leery of 'Obamacare' defunding idea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Tea Party-inspired plan to kill President Barack Obama's healthcare law by forcing a government shutdown unless funds to implement the law are denied has not gained traction among senior Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers said on Wednesday. Full story

Obama stays silent on Dems mired in scandals

When President Barack Obama ran for re-election last year, he and his advisers were quick to condemn comments from Republicans that were deemed offensive or demeaning to women. Full story

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‘Jobs, middle class, growth’ (and cake!) take focus of Obama’s meeting with Dems

Republican Dave Camp seriously mulling Senate bid: sources

Congress commemorates 1963 march

WATCH: Why Ted Cruz is turning into a ‘total train wreck’

Saxby Chambliss: Good hustle, Tea Party, but government shutdowns don’t work

What, me worry? Congress stalls as government heads to shutdown

Obama’s one-sided bargain

Top Democrat Reid criticizes Republican-White House budget talks

House Republicans: IRS documents show bias against conservatives

Reformers wary as House GOP considers its own ‘path to citizenship’

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  Scarborough: Ted Cruz is a 'total train wreck'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has gone after GOP Sen. Tom Coburn after Coburn criticized Cruz for wanting to shut down the government to defund the president's health care law. Mike Barnicle and the Daily Beast's Tina Brown join a conversation on Sen. Cruz, why shutting down the government isn't a good id

  Jabs within the GOP leave the party divided

Jason Sanford from the Truman National Security Project and John Brabender, former strategist for Rick Santorum, join MSNBC’s Chris Jansing to discuss why Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul remain divided on where to allocate federal funds.

  Has 2016 GOP primary has already begun?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are already at it, even though they haven’t hit the campaign trail. Are their gripes a symptom of a larger divide within the Republican party? NOW’s Alex Wagner and the panel discuss.

  Christie and Paul remain at odds with each other

2016 may be over two years away, but two possible GOP presidential frontrunners are already at each other’s throats. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have criticized each other on national security and excessive spending. Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, and Republican

  Obama's 'grand bargain'

President Obama hopes to make an offer the GOP can't refuse. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports basically the President wants a tax bargain where you lower rates, broaden the base by closing loopholes and then take some of the net revenue gains to the governm...

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