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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Even with the filibuster to thwart them, a GOP-led Senate would be able to make life difficult for President Obama

    Even with the filibuster to thwart them, a GOP-led Senate would be able to make life difficult for President Obama
    Charles Krauthammer today dreaming about a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate -- a distinct possibility in the wake of the November elections: Winning control of the Senate would allow Republicans to pass a whole range of measures now being held...
  • 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...
  • Congress returns to work, faces tight deadline on federal funding

    Congress returns to work, faces tight deadline on federal funding
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration. But they're set to focus most of their effort this month on a more fundamental task: keeping the federal government open. Fresh off summer...
  • 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...
  • Sarah Palin urges conservatives to rally around Pat Roberts

    When Pat Roberts faced a conservative primary challenge this summer, he did what most Republican senators have learned to do: turn hard right. Now, facing an unexpectedly strong independent challenge, Roberts is doubling down. On Thursday, the three-term...
  • White House border request could spark battle over funding bill

    White House border request could spark battle over funding bill
    Hopes for a drama-free return to Congress hit a snag Friday as the White House asked lawmakers to accelerate spending to handle the migrant children at the Southwestern border -- a request that could spark a fresh round of shutdown politics. The...
  • Congress, vacation's over

    Congress, vacation's over
    For many of us, September brings renewed optimism and a return to productivity. What does it mean in Washington? Through a summer of political and global crises, we've looked for congressional action and presidential involvement — and looked and...
  • Immigration activists push reform despite possible White House delay

    Advocates pressing President Obama for an immediate immigration overhaul vowed Friday to continue to push for action, despite signs that the White House may postpone an expected change in deportation policy until after the November election. “...
  • Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

    One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election. At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of...
  • Former CT Lawmaker Asks Obama To Speed Legal Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...
  • House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State

    House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State
    The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group. But though the Senate was...