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  • Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated

    Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated
    Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason: Congress has a second deadline to deal with....
  • No movement in budget standoff, but some hints at how it could end

    WASHINGTON — Neither side in the standoff over the federal budget showed signs of movement Sunday as the shutdown of government agencies moved toward its second week, although both hinted at some aspects of what a potential deal eventually could...
  • Finance executives warn Washington not to risk a government default

    WASHINGTON — To Wall Street, the partial government shutdown is another unfortunate economic speed bump caused by partisan political fighting. Failure to raise the debt limit, triggering a first-ever federal default, would be a brick wall on the...
  • Counting Catholics in Congress -- an obsolete exercise

    I purchased my copy of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics (only $90) Tuesday and immediately started browsing through the profiles of members of Congress. As always, I found myself focusing on the religion of the senators and representatives, a...
  • Boehner floats proposal to extend debt-ceiling deadline

    Boehner floats proposal to extend debt-ceiling deadline
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday proposed a six-week extension of the federal debt limit -- no conditions attached -- but it was unclear if a majority of his fellow Republicans would support it. Even some GOP leaders on Boehner'...
  • GOP plan to extend debt limit raises hope of end to impasse

    WASHINGTON — The federal budget standoff moved toward at least a temporary end Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner announced that House Republicans would agree to extend the government's borrowing authority for six weeks, setting up late-night...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
  • Can U.S. prioritize payments as default looms? Many are dubious

    WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7. The Treasury Department spends an average of...
  • White House: Government is nearing a 'cash-on-hand situation'

    White House: Government is nearing a 'cash-on-hand situation'
    WASHINGTON -- The government has until the end of Thursday before its ability to borrow runs out, giving lawmakers just hours to work out the kinks of a possible deal. After the end of the day Thursday, the federal government will be in a “cash-...
  • Political stalemate broken: Now what?

    After three weeks of political wrangling, the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been increased. The good news/bad news is that there's a 90-day grace period before the next potential round of budget/debt ceiling debates. Now the fun...
  • IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

    IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts
    Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule. The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule...
  • In Washington, a crisis in competence

    In Washington, a crisis in competence
    Elected officials in the nation's capital have spent the past several weeks demonstrating that they can't do the jobs voters sent them there to do. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers got into an extended spat that shut down much of the government for 16 days...