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  • Cease-fire declared in Senate over nominations

    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders on Friday called a cease-fire in a weeklong fight over the chamber’s new rules that limit filibusters, ending a nearly 48-hour marathon session. In the end, senators’ aversion to what would have been a...
  • Change comes to Washington

    WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was seeking the presidency in 2008, he pledged to change the way Washington works. Well, it has changed all right, but he has not been the architect. As emphatically confirmed in this week's government shutdown, that...
  • Obama invites congressional leaders to White House for shutdown talk

    Obama invites congressional leaders to White House for shutdown talk
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday evening to discuss the government shutdown, according to an administration official. The meeting will be the first face-to-face conversations between...
  • House Republicans turn toward seeking a deal on the debt ceiling

    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pleaded for patience Wednesday from a nervous faction of Republicans clamoring for a resolution to the government shutdown, now headed into a third day after congressional leaders left the White House...
  • Driver killed in Washington police chase that paralyzed capital

    WASHINGTON — A frantic police chase through the heart of Washington, from the White House to Capitol Hill down Pennsylvania Avenue, ended Thursday with a woman shot to death, two law enforcement officers injured and the Capitol complex under...
  • Campaign spending limits at issue in Supreme Court argument

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday morning in a case that could give wealthy Americans even more clout with lawmakers and political parties, lifting one of the final restrictions on handing out campaign money. Three...
  • Government shutdown: Obamacare dodges a bullet

    Government shutdown: Obamacare dodges a bullet
    The bullet, of course, is the disastrous rollout of the government's sign-up website for federal health insurance exchanges, which has prevented countless Americans from signing up for health coverage. The dodge was graciously provided by the House...
  • The next 'Citizens United' is coming your way

    The next 'Citizens United' is coming your way
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a campaign finance case that could be even bigger than the last one, the infamous Citizens United case of 2010. The new case, McCutcheon vs. FEC, challenges the aggregate spending...
  • Government shutdown: Focus in budget talks turns to Senate

    Government shutdown: Focus in budget talks turns to Senate
    WASHINGTON – For the first time since a political impasse shut down the government, the Senate’s top Republican and Democrat have started negotiations to try to resolve the stalemate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority...
  • 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...
  • Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse

    Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse
    WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
  • 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”...