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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Governor Terry McAuliffe's aide suggested job for lawmaker's daughter

    Governor Terry McAuliffe's aide suggested job for lawmaker's daughter
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff left a voice-mail message for a Democrat who was on the verge of quitting the General Assembly in June, saying that the state senator's daughter might get a top state job if he stayed to...
  • Congressional 'perks' under siege in midterm ads

    Flights home from Washington, D.C., a six-figure salary and the House gym: They're all perks of the congressional gig, right? They're also political collateral in more than a dozen House races this cycle. In political ad after ad, challengers are taking...
  • Ted Cruz a longshot in 2016

    Ted Cruz a longshot in 2016
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, which began more or less the day after he was elected as a Republican senator from Texas almost two years ago, is becoming a bit more official. "It's 90-10 he's in," a Cruz aide told the National Journal. That's not...
  • The 10 most vulnerable House members

    With a month to go until Election Day, HouseRepublicans are poised to add at least a handful of seats to their majority in the midterms. Need proof? Look no further thanthis month's list of Roll Call's 10 Most Vulnerable House Members, plus the four...
  • Analysis: Shutdown as a campaign issue? That was so last year

    WASHINGTON Even before the government started shutting down, one year ago Tuesday night, it seemed a sure bet that throughout the coming campaign congressional Republicans would be made to rue the political consequences of their showdown strategy....
  • Shift in landscape makes bigger GOP house gains possible

    Only three times since the Civil War, as any political junkie knows, has the president's party gained House seats in midterm elections in 1934, 1998 and 2002. It now seems quite clear 2014 won't be another exception to that rule. But a year and a half...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....
  • U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months. The measure, passed...
  • Democrats to launch ad reminding voters of Christie bridge scandal

    (Reuters) - The Democratic Party plans to launch a political ad on Monday marking the one-year anniversary of "Bridgegate" to remind voters of the scandal that ensnared top aides of Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 White...
  • 113th Congress could yield fewest laws in 60 years

    WASHINGTON Say this about the 113th Congress: It has managed to live down to low expectations. With only a lame-duck post-Election Day mop-up session left before a new Congress takes the oath of office in January, the 113th is on track to be one of the...
  • As Congress returns to work, politics is high on the agenda

    WASHINGTON Congress returned Monday for a two-week session with a schedule that's short on substantive action and long on political theater ahead of November's midterm elections. Rather than go out in a blaze of legislative accomplishment before the Nov....