US House votes to temporarily fund the government while defunding Affordable Care Act

09/20/13 AP
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The GOP-controlled House voted Friday to cripple President Barack Obama's health care law as part of a risky ploy that threatens a government shutdown in a week and a half.

The fight is coming on a stopgap funding measure required to keep the government fully running after the October 1st start of the new budget year. Typically, such measures advance with sweeping bipartisan support, but tea party activists forced GOP leaders

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