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  • Senate Republicans meet with Obama: Still no deal ... but close

    Senate Republicans meet with Obama: Still no deal ... but close
    WASHINGTON – Even as White House negotiators continue to wrangle with House Republican negotiators, separate discussions with GOP senators appear to be picking up steam after a meeting with President Obama. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • 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”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate leaders close in on deal to end budget standoff

    Senate leaders close in on deal to end budget standoff
    WASHINGTON — Two weeks into a budget impasse that has left Americans dismayed by Washington brinkmanship, an outline of a deal emerged Monday as Senate leaders worked to prevent a potentially catastrophic debt default and end the damage inflicted by...
  • NYTimes: Representative Charlie "Debt"

    NYTimes: Representative Charlie "Debt"
    With the slip of a finger on the keyboard, The New York Times may have inadvertently handed any future Charlie Dent opponent a gift. In an online story Tuesday afternoon about the budget standoff, the newspaper referred to the Lehigh Valley Republican...
  • 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...
  • Pursuit of Obamacare repeal mirage led GOP astray

    WASHINGTON -- As some in Congress have groped for a way to avert economic Armaggedon, House Republicans have continued to chase their mirage -- the repeal or defunding of "Obamacare" -- at the expense of the nation's much more serious problems. This...
  • Big loser: Republican Party; Big winner: Ted Cruz

    Whew! That was close. We almost went over the cliff, but were spared at the 11th hour by a half-hearted deal that re-opens the government -- but only till January 15; raises the debt ceiling -- but only till February 7; and creates a bicameral, bipartisan...