The White House and congressional Democrats say House approval of a delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push the government closer to a partial shutdown in less than 48 hours.
President President Barack Obama is asking Americans for help spreading the word about new health insurance exchanges in his weekly radio and internet address while Republicans talk about the debt ceiling.
Heat is building on balkanized Republicans, who are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure to battle on and use a must-do funding bill to derail all or part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
As President Barack Obama sees it, Republicans aren't afraid that his health care overhaul will fail -- they're afraid it will succeed. He made that claim today to a crowd in suburban Maryland, with just five days to go before Americans can start signing up for coverage.