National Politics

Politics Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost
A private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions.
Politics Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming
The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans.
Politics Neither side softening before afternoon White House meeting Neither side softening before afternoon White House meeting (Photo Gallery)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican and Democratic leaders agreed to meet Wednesday afternoon but showed no signs of yielding.
Politics Shutdown jeopardizes D.C. trip for WWII vets Shutdown jeopardizes D.C. trip for WWII vets(Photo Gallery)
Donald Hancock is about to head to Washington D.C. thanks to Honor Flight of Oregon, which sets up trips for veterans who want to visit the capital. But if the government shutdown isn't solved, virtually all sights will be closed.
Politics Government Shutdown 411: What changes, what doesn't Government Shutdown 411: What changes, what doesn't
Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.
Politics Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down
Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the country. Callers looking for help from the government reached only voicemail. And federal employees were left to wonder when they would return to work.
Politics 3 States, 3 Different Obamacare Outreach Plans 3 States, 3 Different Obamacare Outreach Plans
How many ads will it take to get the uninsured signed up for the new coverage options launching Oct. 1?
States do not know yet, but Cover Oregon is jumpstarting their campaign.
Politics Cruz ends talkathon, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote Cruz ends talkathon, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote
Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to speak in opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law until he's "no longer able to stand," even though fellow Republicans urged him to back down from his filibuster for fear of a possible government shutdown. The Senate will vote at 10 a.m. today.
Politics House votes almost $4 billion a year food stamp cut House votes almost $4 billion a year food stamp cut
Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it."