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  • Boehner's push for House budget compromise falters

    WASHINGTON — A frantic day of legislative maneuvering ended in futility for Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday, as the most conservative members of the House refused to back his proposed compromise to end the standoff over the federal budget....
  • Government shutdown: Boehner's effort collapses in House

    WASHINGTON — A frantic day of legislative maneuvering ended in futility Tuesday for Speaker John A. Boehner, as the most conservative members of the House refused to back his proposed compromise to end the standoff over the federal budget. The...
  • Senate leaders put budget talks on hold as Boehner struggles in House

    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abruptly put talks over a bipartisan budget plan on hold Tuesday to give embattled Speaker John A. Boehner an opportunity to put together a proposal that could pass the Republican-led House. Top Republicans portrayed...
  • Senators express optimism on budget talks, but hard bargaining remains

    Senators express optimism on budget talks, but hard bargaining remains
    WASHINGTON -- Amid discord over how to solve the nation’s fiscal problems, key senators Sunday held out hope that a deal can be struck before Thursday’s deadline to raise the debt ceiling, after which the federal government, already hobbled by...
  • Government shutdown talks hit snag in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Talks in the Senate aimed at resolving the crisis over the federal budget hit a setback Sunday as Democrats, emboldened by GOP disarray, pushed their advantage, leading Republicans to warn against efforts to “humiliate”...
  • For the GOP, rightward ho!

    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
  • Shutdown affects spending, flu shots, fresh towels

    Shutdown affects spending, flu shots, fresh towels
    Right now, most of you are fed up with Congress. Frankly, though, I don't think you realize how tough these guys have it. Just this week, Washington's "The Hill" carried the following story: "House members forced to reuse gym towels." Are you...
  • U.S. delays Miranda rights for captured Al Qaeda operative

    U.S. delays Miranda rights for captured Al Qaeda operative
    WASHINGTON — The Al Qaeda terrorist suspect known as Abu Anas al Liby has the right to remain silent under U.S. law, but none of his American interrogators have told him that yet, U.S. officials say. The 49-year-old Libyan was grabbed by U.S....
  • A petty decision by Obama

    It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower...
  • Robert B. Reich: The new xenophobes

    The Boston Marathon bombing has brought out the xenophobes. Often when America suffers some large, inexplicable tragedy, we want to blame "foreigners" and look for ways to fortify ourselves against them. It's more reassuring to believe that an evil...
  • Hagel runs the Senate gauntlet

    WASHINGTON--Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be President Obama's secretary of defense, arrived at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing what to expect. His critics, conservative fellow Republicans...
  • Avoiding a death spiral

    WASHINGTON -- South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the bipartisan Gang of Eight seeking historic reform of American immigration policy, has warned his party colleagues they'd better get aboard or forget about electing one of their own...