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The figure is above the Government's target of 7 million. Republicans were against the Act from the beginning and their demand to repeal the law heightened when there were initial hiccups in enrolment. The website showed some technical snags and there were problems during registration in the first few months. All these had demoralised the Democrats who thought the result would directly reflect in the mid-term election in November 2014.
Obama: Cynicism often passes for wisdom
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:15

The President talks about cynicism in politics at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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|CBSNews.com Executive Washington Editor Steve Chaggaris talks with RealClearPolitics Political Reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns about how President Obama can help congressional Democrats in the 2014 elections even if he doesn't hit the campaign trail.

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Obama: Obamacare is working
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 16:16

President Obama praises the efforts of his administration for reaching the target of 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare.

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|New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stressed that the Democrats, and not the Republicans are the party of intolerance. Christie pointed to his party's inclusion of conservative abortion rights supporters, such as Tom Ridge, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as an illustration of his point.

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healthcare reform1-300x225Media bias strikes again?

According to a Baton Rouge group of democrats, the answer is "yes", but in a way it is calling the "untold story"

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The political scene has plenty to discuss today as the oil and gas industry has filed suit against Louisiana AG Buddy Caldwell, the Democratic Party (at least throughout the nation, but likely not in Louisiana) seem to support Democrats handling much of government, except for the all-important economy and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness has taken a shot against his competition Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy on the flood insurance disaster issue.

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Last week, President Obama's pollster Joel Benenson sent a memo to congressional Democrats encouraging them to refocus attention on the economy and ignore the health care chaos that has consumed the administration for the last two months. The three-page set of talking points argued that the media's relentless focus on the Obamacare website is a "distraction" from more important work on the minds of voters.

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Last week, President Obama's pollster Joel Benenson sent a memo to congressional Democrats encouraging them to refocus attention on the economy and ignore the health care chaos that has consumed the administration for the last two months. The three-page set of talking points argued that the media's relentless focus on the Obamacare website is a "distraction" from more important work on the minds of voters.

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On Wednesday President Obama met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman and the 15 Democratic senators who are up for reelection next year to talk about how frustrated they are with Obamacare's rollout. As Politico noted earlier this week, at least five of those senators represent red states: Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.

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