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IMF, World Bank urge end to U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- World finance ministers and central bank governors urged the United States to do everything possible to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.

Graham: Democrats will 'own' Obamacare in coming elections

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A key Republican senator Sunday cautioned the Democrats not to gloat at the seeming disarray within the GOP as the debt-ceiling debate continues.
The Issue: Obamacare defunding a losing issue

The Issue: Obamacare defunding a losing issue

A funny thing happened as Republicans and Democrats lurched to a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avert threats of a U.S. default: The outcry against healthcare reform was muted.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
'Obamacare' helps many with asthma, allergies breathe easier

'Obamacare' helps many with asthma, allergies breathe easier

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. patient education organization says the Affordable Care Act will help many Americans with asthma and allergies to breathe easier.
White House, Congress agree on military survivor benefits

White House, Congress agree on military survivor benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama Thursday signed into law a resolution providing continuing appropriations for death gratuities and survivor benefits, "and for other purposes."
Government's Affordable Care Act website getting five times more users

Government's Affordable Care Act website getting five times more users

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. chief technology officer said the government expected its healthcare reform's website to draw 50,000-60,000 users at once, but traffic has hit 250,000.
Republican congressman suggests way to reopen government

Republican congressman suggests way to reopen government

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A member of Congress said Saturday the U.S. government shutdown could be resolved by passing a budget and raising the federal debt limit in one move.
White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

White House: Shutdown hampers U.S. ability to enforce Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The White House said Friday the government shutdown is harming the Treasury Department's ability to administrate sanctions against Iran.
Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."

Poll: Voters oppose shutdown, favor raising debt limit

HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. voters oppose shutting down the government to block implementation of healthcare reform and favor raising the debt limit, a poll released Tuesday found.
Health insurance exchanges running even if government isn't

Health insurance exchanges running even if government isn't

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The federal government was closed Tuesday, but the health insurance marketplace opened coverage opportunities for millions of Americans, President Obama said.
Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress Monday failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline, effectively shutting down the federal government.

Clinton bemoans lack of cooperation on Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said the partisanship on Capitol Hill had limited the opportunities for horse trading over healthcare reform.

Obamacare's toll on jobs, insurance costs subject to debate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans claimed President Obama's looming healthcare reform act was already costing jobs and causing insurance premiums to soar.
House passes rule for spending bill debate

House passes rule for spending bill debate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Saturday night approved a rule outlining the course the debate and votes on the government funding bill will take.
Romney: Shutting down government likely to hurt Republicans

Romney: Shutting down government likely to hurt Republicans

BOSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he does not believe shutting down the federal government is an effective tactic.
Obama to GOP: 'Let's get this done'

Obama to GOP: 'Let's get this done'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told House Republicans Friday healthcare reform is "a done deal" and urged them to pass a stopgap government spending bill.

Report: GOP lacks House votes for Obamacare, debt ceiling bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- House Republicans were still looking for enough votes to pass a bill delaying U.S. healthcare reform in return for an increased federal debt, GOP leaders said.

Reid: No plans to talk to Republicans on shutdown

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate said Thursday he has no intention of talking to the Republican House leader to avert a government shutdown.
Senate advances stopgap spending bill, Cruz talkathon ends

Senate advances stopgap spending bill, Cruz talkathon ends

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Senate voted 100-0 Wednesday to advance a House-passed stopgap spending bill after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ended his 21-hour tirade against Obamacare.
Obama, Bill Clinton promote Affordable Care Act

Obama, Bill Clinton promote Affordable Care Act

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton promoted the Affordable Care Act in a joint appearance in New York Tuesday.
Cruz vows to talk until he drops in attempt to do away with Obamacare

Cruz vows to talk until he drops in attempt to do away with Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, seeking to derail Obamacare, started a filibuster of a federal spending bill Tuesday afternoon in Washington, vowing to talk until he drops.
Obama says he quit smoking because he was 'scared' of his wife

Obama says he quit smoking because he was 'scared' of his wife

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Never underestimate the power -- or fear, perhaps -- of a spouse when trying to quit a habit such as smoking; just ask U.S. President Obama.
Obama schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 24

Obama schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Tuesday, the White House said.
Senate minority leader rejects budget filibuster talk

Senate minority leader rejects budget filibuster talk

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not support a GOP effort to filibuster a stopgap spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown.
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