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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Much of Obama's legacy now hinges on going his own way

    The question that faced President Barack Obama as he delivered his sixth State of the Union address was whether his final two years in the White House can come close to repeating the successes of his first two. He has neither the Democratic majority...
  • Ted Cruz's control of Senate science panel triggers anxiety among some

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz has a new role in the Republican-controlled Senate, and it's not about being obstructionist. Cruz, R-Texas, is now the chairman of a subcommittee that oversees NASA and science and he's already shaking things up, calling for...
  • How inversions leaped from the shadows to doom Treasury nominee

    NEW YORK So how did the previously obscure term tax inversions become part of Washington parlance, fodder for the next presidential campaign and the issue that helped derail a U.S. Treasury nominee? Thank, or blame, depending on your perspective,...
  • Boehner's restive Republican caucus hinders bid to build legacy

    WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote. It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
  • Hatch's well-worn gavel to shape deals in Republican-led Senate

    WASHINGTON Orrin Hatch has been here before. And he was here before that. And before that. The Republicans are taking over the U.S. Senate again, and just as in 1981, 1995 and 2003, the lawyer from Utah will have a central role, this time as chairman...
  • Republicans' challenges start with economic news

    WASHINGTON In his inaugural speech as Senate majority leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell said he could see "a glimmer of hope" in new economic data showing a 5 percent annual growth rate in the third quarter of last year. This uptick, he said,...
  • House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

    Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion...
  • GOP House votes to overturn Obama's immigration actions, expose many immigrants to deportation

    Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion...
  • Federal deficit climbs slightly to $176.7 billion in October-December

    The federal deficit for the first three months of the budget year is up slightly from the same period a year ago, reflecting the absence of a special payment from mortgage company Freddie Mac that helped narrow the gap in 2014. The Treasury Department...
  • New Congress, new roles for Pennsylvania lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — The political dynamics of the new Congress offer opportunities and challenges for Pennsylvania's delegation. Republicans now run the Senate and enjoy a larger majority in the House. That puts Democrat Bob Casey in the minority for...
  • New roles for Charlie Dent as his seniority rises in Congress

    New roles for Charlie Dent as his seniority rises in Congress
    — Moments before he walked on to the U.S. House floor to be sworn in, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent picked up a packet of manila envelopes marked "146." What was it last year, one staffer asked another. "183." "That's out of the whole...