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Topic - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers
House Republicans suspect the White House has more Obamacare data than it is letting on, sparking a tug of war that is playing out amid fears that Medicaid enrollment could far outpace requests for private insurance under President Obama's program.
President Obama, looking to win the public relations battle over a looming government shutdown, took his case directly to voters this weekend.
Standing on the Capitol steps Monday with students who said they may not be able to finish college without help from federal student loans, House Republicans on Monday called for President Obama to pressure members of his own party to accept a bipartisan solution to keep rates from doubling.
House Republicans leaders bowed to pressure Thursday and passed a new, Senate-written Violence Against Women Act, which adds protections to gay partners, illegal immigrants and victims on American Indian lands.
Senate Democrats worked toward picking up Republican allies Monday as they launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and American Indians.
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A rough two-month stretch has left Speaker John A. Boehner facing a nascent rebellion within his party ahead of a vote on whether he will continue to lead the House when the 113th Congress convenes Thursday.
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Wiping away tears and choking back his emotions, President Obama said Friday the mass shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., require the country to "take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."
"I think if [women] were in charge of the Senate and of the administration that we would have a budget deal by now. What I find is, with all due deference to our male colleagues, that women's styles tend to be more collaborative," says Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican, in an upcoming ABC News interview that won't air until Jan. 3.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week that the lion's share of enrollees on the Washington State exchange were heading into Medicaid, and not private insurance with the help of subsidies, presenting a new avenue of attack after Web glitches spoiled HealthCare.gov's debut.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, said that presidents have routinely negotiated with lawmakers in the past to reach agreements to increase borrowing, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton to Mr. Obama himself in 2011.