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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess
    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill
    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
  • Cantor's defeat has set off political shock waves

    Shock waves are understandably reverberating throughout the political world with the news that a tea party Republican running a campaign on a shoestring has slain a well-funded political Goliath, GOP House Leader Eric Cantor. I find it ironic that a...
  • Eric Cantor defeat by tea party shakes Republican politics to its core

    In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader for backing aspects of immigration reform....
  • Washington reels as House's Eric Cantor loses to tea party challenger

    In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader on immigration reform. It was the first...
  • Eric Cantor's loss highlights GOP divisions, suggests more gridlock

    Eric Cantor's loss highlights GOP divisions, suggests more gridlock
    House Republicans were in disarray Wednesday after the shocking defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party novice brought the party's divisions back to the spotlight and further complicated an already difficult path for legislation. After...
  • The fall of the House of Cantor? Hardly.

    From all the hand-wringing over soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing defeat in a GOP primary Tuesday in Virginia, you might think he had been a conciliatory figure determined to keep the federal government on track even when...
  • Monica Lewinsky, isn't it time to leave the humiliation behind?

    Monica Lewinsky, isn't it time to leave the humiliation behind?
    There’s no way around it. The Clintons, as everybody and her mother has pointed out, have baggage. Lots of it. More than any other American political family at this point. And their baggage is relevant at this point for one reason alone: Hillary may...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
  • Rest of Obama's term may only get worse

    Rest of Obama's term may only get worse
    About now, Barack Obama may be wondering why he thought it would be such fun to serve a second term rather than go lounge on a beach in Hawaii. Life in the White House has become a daily ordeal of pain and frustration. Nothing is going well. On the...
  • Fitch takes U.S. credit rating off downgrade watch after debt deal

    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Friday upgraded its outlook for the U.S. AAA credit rating, removing the nation from a downgrade watch after politicians put off another debt limit battle until next year. The company, one of three major credit rating...
  • Republicans poised for midterm gains, polling indicates

    Six months out from the November midterm election, Republicans have a strong advantage which, if it holds up, would likely translate into significant gains in Congress, a new nationwide survey indicates. The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that...