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Government shutdown pushes jobless rate up

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Private contractors rip off Medicaid

In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.

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Media aids Republican attack on Affordable Care Act

The media seems to be working overtime to spread mass confusion on the Affordable Care Act.

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Judge tosses key part of Texas anti-abortion law

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.

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White House issues update on HealthCare.gov

In response to mounting problems swirling around the Affordable Care Act's new website to buy health insurance, the White House issued an email update announcing "the best and the brightest" in technology are fixing the bugs.

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Obamacare exchanges open: Facts, myths and tips

Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act  continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)

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John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.

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Nation braces for government shutdown

At least 800,000 of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers will be required to stay home Tuesday if the government shuts down as a result of Republican grandstanding.

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Reckless Republicans push closer to a government shutdown

The chances of avoiding a goverment shutdown in five days are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the union AFGE is in full mobilization mode against it.

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Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.

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