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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is running for president

    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is running for president
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president, he announced on Twitter. The ambitious lawmaker’s intentions were no surprise. An aide had confirmed Sunday that Cruz would announce his 2016 White House run on Monday at Liberty University, the...
  • The value of competition

    The value of competition
    A big thanks to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for ushering in the 2016 presidential race by officially announcing his candidacy at Liberty University today . We've had plenty of time to speculate about who's running and who's not, and soon enough we'll be able to...
  • McCain, Kirk weigh in on a Ted Cruz presidential campaign

     McCain, Kirk weigh in on a Ted Cruz presidential campaign
    U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John McCain, in Chicago on Sunday for an event at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, reacted diplomatically to news reports that their Republican Senate colleague Ted Cruz was expected to announce a presidential bid. Cruz is...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz fired up about fire and brimstone

    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz fired up about fire and brimstone
    If you like straight marriage, God (the Christian kind, not one of those off-brand deities) and the good old days (circa the Revolutionary War), then I've got the presidential candidate for you. His name is Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, a Republican senator...
  • Cruz regularly intertwines his faith and politics

    Cruz regularly intertwines his faith and politics
    Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to announce his bid for the White House at Liberty University, a large evangelical institution founded by the late Jerry Falwell Sr. that regularly hosts many political leaders on its campus. Cruz, born to a Cuban refugee...
  • As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing

    As U.S. hits debt limit, Treasury takes steps to extend borrowing
    The Treasury Department has started taking steps to extend the federal government's borrowing ability as the U.S. hits its debt limit again Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told lawmakers Friday. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew urged...
  • Is Sen. Tom Cotton new conservative hero or just latest rabble-rouser?

    Is Sen. Tom Cotton new conservative hero or just latest rabble-rouser?
    Gone apparently are the days when newly elected senators followed the tried-and-true tradition of being seen, not heard, as they deferred to more-seasoned colleagues and learned the ropes. After writing a controversial letter to Iran's leaders early...
  • John Boehner's minority government of pragmatic Republicans

    Last week's drama in the House of Representatives, when Speaker John A. Boehner needed Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to rescue him from his own rebellious party, looked like a messy disaster for Republicans. But it could have been worse. If the House...
  • Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns

    Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is pushing a proposal that he says would prevent future government shutdowns over partisan disputes. Grayson, D-Orlando, is seeking co-sponsors for a "Shut Down the Shutdowns Act" to ensure stop-gap funding would continue for...
  • Congressman Dent urges approval of money to keep Homeland Security running

    Congressman Dent urges approval of money to keep Homeland Security running
    — Another financial cliff is looming before Congress, and Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent might be forgiven for saying, 'I told you so.'" If Congress doesn't approve a funding bill by Friday night, the Department of Homeland Security will...
  • GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama

    GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama
    The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president." That goal got a...