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  • In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

    In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal
    WASHINGTON — The latest federal budget showdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis. This time, though, the parties come to the...
  • In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater

    In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater
    WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate. With the shutdown...
  • Government shutdown: How to avoid the fire next time

    Government shutdown: How to avoid the fire next time
    As The Times' editorial board noted Thursday, the Senate deal that reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling didn't resolve the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over fiscal policy, the 2010 healthcare law or other major issues. It...
  • Which budget is better? Republicans' or Democrats'?

    Which budget is better? Republicans' or Democrats'?
    Republicans and Democrats introduced rival 10-year budget plans Tuesday. Republicans said their plan, again drafted by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, would balance the budget in a decade, in part by cutting spending on Medicare and Medicaid and...
  • Sen. Murray on the 'Fiscal Cliff': Raising taxes on wealthiest 'has to be part of it'

    Sen. Murray on the 'Fiscal Cliff': Raising taxes on wealthiest 'has to be part of it'
    As the so-called U.S. “fiscal cliff” approaches, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is taking a hard line, insisting that Republicans agree to tax increases as part of any deal.  “It’s time for the wealthiest Americans to pay their...
  • Donnelly beats Mourdock to win U.S. Senate seat for Indiana

    Donnelly beats Mourdock to win U.S. Senate seat for Indiana
    Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly beat Richard Mourdock to win the open U.S. Senate seat for Indiana, projects Fox59. The race attracted national attention, first for the defeat of sitting Sen. Richard Lugar in the GOP primary and then when Mourdock said...
  • Convention speaker lineups show both parties want women vote

    Convention speaker lineups show both parties want women vote
    When first lady Michelle Obama took the stage Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, she told the kind of tale about President Barack Obama that only a wife can. She told of the profound impact of watching his grandmother and single mother'...
  • Republicans shelve Obama's, Murray's proposed Veterans Jobs Corps

    Republicans shelve Obama's, Murray's proposed Veterans Jobs Corps
    President Obama’s proposal to create a Veterans Jobs Corps to stem high unemployment among recent military veterans was shelved Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate balked over the five-year, $1 billion cost, giving both sides fresh...
  • MSNBC's Maddow blasts Toomey over failed veterans bill

    MSNBC's Maddow blasts Toomey over failed veterans bill
    Apparently MSNBC's Rachel Maddow doesn't regard Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey as a national figure. The liberal talk show host included the Republican U.S. senator among four lawmakers she said are anonymous to most Americans but should be held responsible...
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate
    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Obama keeps his distance as deficit committee effort set to fail

    President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue. In his first...
  • 'Super committee' deal seems unlikely, lawmakers say

    'Super committee' deal seems unlikely, lawmakers say
    The co-chairs of the congressional "super committee" seemed doubtful the panel would reach a deficit-reduction accord by Monday's deadline, each blaming the other party's unwillingness to budge on the contentious issues of taxes and entitlement spending....