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Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska is one of five Democrats in the Senate calling for a delay in the enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act. He says consumers shouldn't be punished for the technical problems that have plagued the health law's website. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Site Glitches Have At-Risk Democrats Favoring Delay

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More Negotiations, Still No Deal, On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling

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Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black has been using his morning prayer to express his displeasure with political gridlock. Drew Angerer/AP hide caption

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Senate Gets A Dose Of Scolding With Its Morning Prayer

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In History, House Speaker Has Never Been Removed At Midterm

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Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., says it's "absolutely not true" to suggest that the U.S. can't pay its debts without raising the debt ceiling. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A seagull walks on the edge of the reflecting pool near the Capitol on Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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What Furlough? GOP Lawmakers Choose How Much Burden To Bear

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Government Stays Closed As Spending Standoff Drags On

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