by Tamara Keith
Oct 2, 2013 (All Things Considered) — What started out as an attempt by Tea Party Republicans to use a government funding bill to defund the president's health care law seems to have evolved into a Republican effort to mitigate the negative effects of the two-day-old government shutdown. None of the bills pushed by House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday or Wednesday even mention the Affordable Care Act, but rather just fund those portions of the government that are popular with the public, like national parks.
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