Monday afternoon, President Obama sounded as if the partial federal government shutdown were a foregone conclusion. He spoke after Senate Democrats flatly rejected a proposal that delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and before House Republicans sent back a similar bill in spite of the rejection.

Meanwhile, doctors and health officials in Texas went on with preparations for the law at the center of it all. They say regardless of the Washington standoff, they want to make sure patients know how the law will effect them.


For the first time statewide, voters will have to show an approved photo ID at the polls this November to cast their ballots. We looked at how county officials are getting the word out.



Plus, the Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg joined us to talk about the political figures making headlines at the state and national level.