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**FILE** Rep. Phil Gingrey (center), Georgia Republican and obstetrician, speaks June 28, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington by the GOP Doctors Caucus in response to the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's health care plan. (Associated Press)

House's GOP doctors slam 'Obamacare' on third birthday

Members of the House GOP Doctors Caucus on Thursday marked the three-year anniversary of President Obama's health care law with a renewed call for a full repeal while acknowledging that a piecemeal effort to "chip away" at the reforms is more politically feasible.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Joe Biden: White House still pushing assault weapons ban

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday that the White House is still pushing for a so-called assault weapons ban to pass Congress, even though the measure is on life support after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this week it will not be part of a base bill Democrats plan to introduce next month.

** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, is House Oversight Committee chairman. (Associated Press)

GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours

Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is poking a little fun at President Obama's decision to put a stop to White House tours in the face of the sequester instead of making more targeted spending cuts.