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October 14, 2013

McClatchy launches new political blog

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October 01, 2013

White House to hold health care blitz

President Obama will deliver remarks from the Rose Garden at 12:25 p.m. today -- some 12 hours after a government shutdown went into effect. The remarks will follow Obama's meeting in the Oval Office with Americans the White House says will benefit from today's opening of health insurance marketplaces.

The White House plans a full court press today on the president's health care law as the health insurance marketplaces open for business.

In addition to Obama's remarks, an interview with Vice President Joe Biden will air on more than 450 college radio stations in key states and markets acros the country, explaining what the White House says are the law's benefits. First Lady Michelle Obama will have an editorial in Yahoo!Shine, billed as "the leading women's lifestyle website with more than 30 million visitors per month.

  
 White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and HHS officials will do interviews with African-American radio shows, including  the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Al Sharpton Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, Sway on Sirius HM, the Russ Parr Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and the Joe Madison Show, among others.

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