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  • Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?

    Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?
    WASHINGTON — In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed the beliefs he said united Republicans, urging them not to "confuse tactics with principles." "The differences between us are dwarfed by the...
  • Government shutdown: Bill to reopen agencies heads to Obama

    Government shutdown: Bill to reopen agencies heads to Obama
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday night to a budget compromise that would temporarily reopen federal agencies and allow the Treasury to continue borrowing to pay the nation’s bills, averting the possibility of a default...
  • Live blog: Senate, House expected to OK shutdown/debt deal tonight

    Live blog: Senate, House expected to OK shutdown/debt deal tonight
    The Senate shutdown/debt limit deal announced earlier today continues to build momentum, with the Senate expected to approve the measure tonight. The House is then expected to give its final approval before sending the bill to the White House, though many...
  • Tom Wheeler Gains Senate Committee Approval for FCC Chair

    The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC, although questions remain as to how quickly his selection will gain a floor vote. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Commerce...
  • Government crisis is averted – for now

    Government crisis is averted – for now
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval late Wednesday to a budget compromise, ending a 16-day government shutdown and averting the possibility of a default on the nation's bills, as a bitter partisan stalemate concluded with Republicans conceding...
  • Standoff Was A Needless Mess That Will Be Back

    Standoff Was A Needless Mess That Will Be Back
    Most Americans, we suspect, are relieved — not happy, but relieved — that the ordeal on Capitol Hill is over. But they're stuck with the ugly thought that there's an even-money likelihood that the whole mess — a government shutdown and...
  • Did Congress learn anything?

     Did Congress learn anything?
    House Republicans should consider themselves lucky to have wound up empty-handed after triggering a 16-day government shutdown and threatening to turn the United States into a deadbeat borrower. Had Senate leaders not rushed to the rescue, cutting a...
  • Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon

    Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon
    WASHINGTON — It's been a constant quandary for the Obama White House: Should the president reach out to his Republican opponents or isolate them? Should he compromise to move his agenda or try to split the GOP ranks? Carrot or stick? That debate...
  • Nothing New About Unhappy Republicans

    The newspaper headline proclaimed that the Democrats did thus and such (details unimportant) and that their proposal "Angered the GOP." This is unalloyed tommyrot — and un-newsworthy to boot. One cannot anger modern Republicans: They are frothing...
  • Government shutdown votes spark payback, anger and fundraising

    The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin! Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy...
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Unpopular Republicans see gains in '14 elections

    Unpopular Republicans see gains in '14 elections
    As hundreds of lawmakers fan out to their home districts this month, there is a genuine political conundrum. Approval ratings for Congress are at an all-time low, rivaling those of junkyard dogs. Republicans are seen as the main villains; the party's...