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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Virginia Medicaid expansion: Gridlock continues in House and Senate

    RICHMOND – Those seeking signs of movement in Virginia's Medicaid and budget debate wouldn't find it Tuesday at the Capitol. But political theater reruns — those were available all around. Senate Democrats and House Republicans took...
  • Utah election law reins in tea party

    SALT LAKE CITY — Four years ago, the fledgling tea party claimed one of its first and greatest victories in Utah, ousting the state's veteran Republican senator in a thunderclap of anti-incumbent anger. Now the establishment has struck back,...
  • President Obama Meets with YouTube Stars to Push Obamacare (VIDEO)

    President Obama and other White House officials convened a first-ever summit last Thursday with YouTube personalities to advance the administration's goal of signing up young Americans for the government's health-care plan. The YouTube meeting -- which...
  • Another budget setback [Editorial]

    Another budget setback  [Editorial]
    The announcement last week by Maryland's Board of Revenue Estimates that the state will be taking in $238 million less in taxes this year and next was certainly unwelcome, and it complicates the already difficult task the General Assembly faces in...
  • After setbacks, tea party members vow to reinvent movement

    After setbacks, tea party members vow to reinvent movement
    WASHINGTON — By most measures, it's been a dire few months for the tea party. Its candidates stumbled in two Texas primary races. Supporters in Congress failed to block bipartisan deals to increase government spending and raise the debt ceiling....
  • Gov. Brown reinvents himself as the anti-politician politician

    Gov. Brown reinvents himself as the anti-politician politician
    SACRAMENTO — On a recent Thursday morning, Jerry Brown walked unannounced into the basement office of the Alameda County registrar's office to draw reelection papers. With a post on Twitter and an email to supporters, he then declared his bid for an...
  • Virginia General Assembly begins round two of Medicaid debate

    RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly gets back to town Monday for a second round of the budget and Medicaid debate that ground the last session into deadlock. This special session will gavel in around noon, and rank-and-file members will...
  • Time to make a deal

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe and House Republicans spent the legislative session playing a high-stakes game of chicken. Medicaid expansion is extraordinarily complex, and its thoughtless, improper or reckless implementation could crush future generations under...
  • Fitch takes U.S. credit rating off downgrade watch after debt deal

    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Friday upgraded its outlook for the U.S. AAA credit rating, removing the nation from a downgrade watch after politicians put off another debt limit battle until next year. The company, one of three major credit rating...
  • Friday Back Talk: We asked you: Will Obamacare hurt Democrats in this year's elections?

    Little effect expected Obamacare has the potential to have some, but little, effect on the November elections. If voter turnout is high, the Democrats should retain the Senate, as they did in 2012, but still not win the House, thanks to gerrymandered...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....