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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • From 'American Idol' to Congress? Clay Aiken seeks new golden ticket

    From 'American Idol' to Congress? Clay Aiken seeks new golden ticket
    This might be the very definition of a long shot: Democrat and former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken, whose biggest political action to date has been a fight for gay marriage, jumps into the race against a Republican congresswoman in a strongly...
  • High expectations dashed, on the gridiron and in Washington

    WASHINGTON -- The peril of high expectations, in sports as in politics, was emphatically driven home Sunday to millions who watched the Denver Broncos' and Payton Manning's performance in the Super Bowl. The premature anointment of Manning as the greatest...
  • Ted Cruz woos Florida Republicans during Palm Beach event

    Ted Cruz woos Florida Republicans during Palm Beach event
    He amped up the criticism of President Barack Obama. He dialed down the my-way-or-the-highway zeal that often infuriates his fellow Republicans. And he left Florida political activists pumped up and buzzing over whether he'll run for president. "Ted...
  • Movement on Medicaid expansion impasse? Stay tuned

    Is there a break in the impasse over Medicaid expansion? House of Delegates Republicans, taking up and expanding upon a hint from Gov. Terry McAuliffe this weekend, today are asking for a special session to discuss Medicaid, after the budget is enacted....
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • Ted Cruz woos Republicans in South Florida

    Ted Cruz woos Republicans in South Florida
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is visiting South Florida to help the Republican Party raise money — and at the same time audition for donors and activists who could prove valuable if he runs for president. More coverage over in the righthand column...
  • President Obama's budget: Last rites for a 'grand bargain'

    President Obama's budget: Last rites for a 'grand bargain'
    President Obama's decision to drop his pursuit of "chained CPI" -- a less generous method for calculating cost-of-living adjustments to federal benefits and income tax brackets -- sent deficit hawks into an emotional tailspin. For example, Maya...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Wasserman Schultz says Florida Republicans prove they're out of touch by embracing Ted Cruz

    Wasserman Schultz says Florida Republicans prove they're out of touch by embracing Ted Cruz
    Original post | 2:05 p.m. Updated with Democratic National Committee missive, above | 4:43 p.m. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, isn’t bothered by the Florida campaign swing by U.S....
  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...
  • Needed: Another GOP declaration of conscience

    WASHINGTON -- The political equivalent of schoolyard bullying seems back in vogue to a degree seldom seen since the days of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, who used bare-knuckle intimidation to cow a whole country into viral anti-communism in the...
  • Ted Cruz brings tea party populism to Florida fundraising circuit

    Ted Cruz brings tea party populism to Florida fundraising circuit
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is visiting South Florida to help the Republican Party raise money — and at the same time audition for donors and activists who could prove valuable if he runs for president. Cruz, who's become a favorite of the tea...