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  • Filibuster changes, governors underscore exodus from Washington

    Filibuster changes, governors underscore exodus from Washington
    Events Thursday brought more evidence of why much of the 2014 campaign will feature candidates fleeing, figuratively or literally, from Washington. In the Senate, supposedly the more collegial of the two houses of Congress, bitterness seethed beneath...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...
  • A 'do-nothing Congress' for the record books?

    WASHINGTON — By the numbers, this Congress is on track to make the infamous "do-nothing Congress" of the late 1940s look downright prolific. Before the Senate adjourned Friday for an extended holiday break, the two bodies of the 113th Congress...
  • House passes new bill aimed at undermining Obama healthcare package

    WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House of Representatives passed another symbolic rebuke of President Obama’s healthcare law, ahead of a possible showdown over funding for the measure that threatens to shut down the government this fall....
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster
    WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the Senate on Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on...
  • Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell

    Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell
    Payback among some conservatives continued apace Friday, the fallout from the budget deal that brought the government shutdown to an end this week even as it illuminated the sometimes competing ambitions of Republican factions. The Senate...
  • Witcover: What McCarthyism can teach us about Cruzism

    WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Obama's emphatic victory over the ultraconservatives determined to kill his Affordable Care Act, he has as much interest as moderate Republicans do in seeing these ideological zealots cut down to size. Obama has...
  • 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”...
  • Senators 'getting closer' to budget deal, Reid says

    Senators 'getting closer' to budget deal, Reid says
    WASHINGTON -- Senators edged closer to a budget deal Monday as the top four congressional leaders were called to an afternoon meeting at the White House. “We’re getting closer. We’re working on it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Senate leaders close in on a budget deal

    WASHINGTON -- Swift-moving negotiations Monday in the Senate led to an outline of a budget deal as leaders moved to prevent a potentially catastrophic debt default and end the damage done by the two-week government shutdown that has dismayed Americans...
  • Budget talks pick up speed as deal begins to emerge

    Budget talks pick up speed as deal begins to emerge
    WASHINGTON -- Amid suddenly fast-moving talks, the Senate’s top two leaders expressed optimism Monday that the contours of a budget deal were emerging to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s debt limit. Senate Majority Leader...
  • China calls for dollar to be replaced as global reserve currency

    WASHINGTON — Five years after the U.S. financial crisis helped cause a deep global recession, foreign leaders are worried that history is going to repeat itself. The fiscal impasse that has partially shut the federal government now threatens to...