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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

Chambliss: Obamacare a 'disaster' but shutting down gov't. wrong idea

  Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joins Morning Joe to discuss GOP calls to shut down the government to defund the president's health care plan.

Quit isn’t the way Tea Party senators, Anthony Weiner roll

Top Links: The fights over defunding Obamacare and electing Carlos Danger have one thing in common: a love of diving head-first into no-win scenarios to the chagrin of party regulars. Full story

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  The big Obamacare 'uh-oh'

A new report by the Government Accountability Office shows health care premiums will rise under Obamacare. Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, M.D. of Mount Sinai Hospital, and Betsy McCaughey, author of "Beating Obamacare," discuss.

  GOP sacrificing constituents to sabotage Obamacare

Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at the New Republic, talks with Ezra Klein about the renewed effort by Republican activists to sabotage Obamacare ahead of the 2014 elections, and wonder at the political strategy Republicans will employ when states that embraced Obamacare show results and states like Te

  President Obama fights back

After a two-day, three-city tour to promote his economic policy, President Obama is back to being berated by legislative GOP. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, D-Fla., and MSNBC’s Michael Steele discuss.

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