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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • The Republican Brand's recovery tour � sort of

    There was a time, a little less than a year ago, when Democrats salivated at the thought of running against the GOP brand and demonizing Republican candidates by attacking them and their party for "shutting down the government." But the Republican...
  • What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress. But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
  • Obama's request to arm Syrians faces skepticism before Congress votes

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's request for Congress to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels seemed a modest piece of the administration's new offensive against Islamic State militants. But it has proved to be anything but easy as...
  • Republican Cruz urges Congress to block Obama immigration moves

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas urged lawmakers on Tuesday to do whatever it takes to block President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration, raising the specter of a government shutdown fight similar to one...
  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Carl Leubsdorf: House GOP leaders hold tea party in check (for now)

    The House Republican leadership appears to have forestalled for now any threat by the party's often fractious tea party forces to force a government shutdown to get their way on issues from immigration to the Export-Import Bank. But any pause might be...
  • U.S. government funding measure extends war funds, Export-Import Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposed stop-gap U.S. government funding measure would provide additional spending capacity for military attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and would extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank's operating authority through...
  • House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details

    House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details
    President Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to authorize American aid for rebel groups fighting the Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1, the start of a new fiscal year....
  • 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...
  • White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels

    White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels
    The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill. As Obama prepares to...
  • Obama asks Congress to approve aid to rebels in fight against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to authorize aid for rebel groups fighting in Syria, a move that would put lawmakers on record backing his strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. The request by the...