Key Republicans signal willingness to back down on effort to defund health-care law
Travis Banks
10/10/2013

Key GOP figures on Wednesday sent their clearest signals that they are abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal health-care law — the issue that forced the government to shut down — and are scrambling for a fallback strategy.

Republican Party leaders, activists and donors now widely acknowledge that the effort to kill President Obama’s signature initiative by hitting the brakes on the government has been a failure. The law has largely disappeared from their calculus as they look for a way out of the impasse over the shutdown and for a way to avoid a possible default on U.S. debt.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/key-republicans-signal-willingness-to-back-down-on-effort-to-defund-health-care-law/2013/10/09/865b9284-30f6-11e3-89ae-16e186e117d8_story.html


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