updated 7:18 PM EST, Fri November 21, 2014

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Gruber lecture contradicts Obama's Obamacare promise
In recent comments by one of the men who helped draft Obamacare, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, contradicts promises the President made when crafting the law.
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Senate blocks bill curbing NSA surveillance

Republican opponents of White House-backed legislation that would rein in NSA surveillance programs narrowly blocked the Senate from taking up the bill Tuesday after warning it could help terrorists escape detection.

Barber team open to legal challenge as recount looms

An attorney for Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) is raising the prospect of a long, drawn-out battle over control of his Tucson-area district, a seat once held by his former boss Gabby Giffords, as his contest with Republican Martha McSally looks increasingly likely to head to a recount.