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Inside Politics Archive: November 2013


  • Wendy Davis turns to D.C. Texans for governor's run

    Rising Democratic star Wendy Davis is turning to deep-pocketed Texans who live in Washington to boost her campaign for governor, an effort to compete in the deeply red state that also exposes her to attacks from opponents who try to shun the Beltway scene, according to the Dallas Morning News. Published November 4 2013

  • Voters down on all incumbents: poll

    Incumbent politicians could face a tough road in the year ahead if "sharply negative" poll numbers stay in place, according to a new George Washington University Battleground Poll. Published November 4 2013

  • Ayotte: Troubled Obamacare needs a 'full timeout'

    Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Monday that Obamacare needs "a full timeout" because its rollout has been "a mess" that extends beyond its flawed federal website, HealthCare.gov. Published November 4 2013

  • Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea

    With President Obama's "pivot" to Asia suffering setbacks, Vice President Joseph R. Biden will travel to China, Japan and South Korea in the first week of December, the White House announced Monday. Published November 4 2013

  • Capitol Christmas tree starts cross-country journey to Hill

    The Capitol Christmas tree is on the move. Published November 4 2013

  • Bill targeting workplace discrimination against gays gets key GOP vote

    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said Monday he will provide a key Republican vote to move forward legislation that prohibits firms from discriminating in hiring and employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Published November 4 2013

  • Robert Gibbs: Broken website is driving Obamacare's problems

    Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that people who are being kicked off their health insurance plans under Obamacare might find better deals in the revamped market place, but "the biggest problem right now is the website doesn't work." Published November 4 2013

  • Rep. Mike Michaud to Maine newspapers: Yes, I'm gay, but 'why should it matter?'

    Seeking to confront "whisper campaigns" about his personal life, congressman and Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud announced Monday in a series of op-eds that he is gay. Published November 4 2013

  • Christie rolling to victory in N.J.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has garnered wide praise for his efforts to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, and he enjoys a super-sized lead in the Garden State's shore counties, a new poll found. Published November 4 2013

  • Maryland: 4,500 sign up on exchange in October

    In its first full month of operation, the website for Maryland's state-based health insurance exchange under Obamacare has attracted more than 350,000 unique visitors, but only 4,500 — just over 1 percent — have enrolled, even as the federal government's HealthCare.gov website continues to struggle out of the gate. Published November 1 2013

  • Another Dem eyes Obamacare deadline extension

    Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat, said the Obama administration may need to look at extending the deadline to sign up for health care under the new health care law if the sign-up website Healthcare.gov is not fixed by Nov. 30. Published November 1 2013

  • RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Obamacare promises are 'a lot of talk'

    Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, said the administration's fixes and apologies for Obamacare are, so far, all talk and little concrete improvement. Published November 1 2013

  • Bipartisan bill for community mental health services still needed under Obamacare: senators

    Obamacare will include coverage for mental health services in all plans going forward, but won't address a gap in mental health community services, said the bipartisan co-sponsors of a bill to close that gap. Published November 1 2013

  • Congress likes spending more than cutting, study says

    This Congress has proposed five spending-increase bills for every spending-cut bill, according to a new study by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, which argues that at a time of big deficits and debt, lawmakers should be looking for ways to trim. Published November 1 2013