AP: Obama Health Care Overhaul Is Top 2013 Story

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Divided Congress

Opinion polls showed Congress with historically low approval ratings, and the key reason was seemingly intractable partisan conflict. Among the consequences were the harsh automatic spending curbs known as sequestration, the partial shutdown of the government in October, and bitterness in Senate after the Democrats used their majority to reduce the Republicans' ability to stall presidential nominations via filibusters.

(Photos from left: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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