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Congress governs self under 'Obamacare'

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama's signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs.

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Iraqi PM to ask Obama for more aid to stop attacks

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is expected to appeal to President Barack Obama for more U.S. assistance in beating back the bloody insurgency consuming his country.

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Just 5 apply to fill Tenn. Supreme Court vacancy

Posted: 11/01/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam created the 17-member panel through an executive order on Oct. 17. It largely mirrors the functions of the Judicial Nominating Commission, which lawmakers allowed to expire in June.

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Campaigning Dems careful not to overplay shutdown

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Outside a state-of-the-art grain elevator, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley talks of how Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to overcome differences that scuttled farm legislation last summer.

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Senators clash over Obama judge and housing picks

Posted: 10/31/2013 - A vote was expected Thursday on Democratic efforts to end GOP procedural delays against Patricia Millett, Obama's choice for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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After unity, Obama faces Democratic pushback

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress.

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PROMISES, PROMISES: A big one that got away

Posted: 10/31/2013 - President Barack Obama's soothing promise that Americans happy with their health insurance could simply keep it was doomed from the start, and everyone familiar with the market seemed to recognize that except the president.

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Obama to pitch the US to foreign investors

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Obama is speaking Thursday before the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, a project of the Commerce Department designed to coordinate efforts to attract foreign investments.

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Senate hearing to explore security clearances

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Federal officials who oversee the security clearance process for government employees were to face a Senate committee investigating the events leading up to a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

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Program seeks to help former foster children

Posted: 10/31/2013 - The initiative is part of a public-private partnership with Youth Villages, one of the largest providers of services to troubled children and their families in Tennessee.

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Gov't document: Health site posed security risk

Posted: 10/30/2013 - The Sept. 27 memo to Medicare chief Marylin Tavenner said a website contractor wasn't able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.

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Spying tests trust between Obama, Merkel

Posted: 10/30/2013 - The private moment between the two leaders underscores the degree to which Merkel's personal history has influenced her outrage over revelations that the National Security Agency was monitoring her communications.

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Intel chief: Spying on allies is two-way street

Posted: 10/30/2013 - Nations spying on each other's leaders is a two-way street and a longtime practice in the intelligence world, according to the U.S. intelligence chief.

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Campaigns begin 1 year from abortion referendum

Posted: 10/30/2013 - Anti-abortion rights activists in Tennessee plan a high-dollar fundraiser next week to kick off their campaign for a constitutional amendment giving lawmakers more power to restrict access to abortions.

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Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

Updated: 10/29/2013 - "I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said as she began her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.

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