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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • 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...
  • House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

    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...
  • New Congress, new roles for Pennsylvania lawmakers

    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...
  • Republicans take credit for good economic news -- and anything else that's good

    Republicans take credit for good economic news -- and anything else that's good
    I’d like to help clear up some political confusion from earlier this week. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the American people that a recent spate of good news about the U.S. economy is the result of Republicans winning...
  • Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities

    Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities
    President Obama released a $4-trillion budget Monday with liberal priorities that have little chance of passage but will serve as an initial foray in negotiations with the new Republican Congress and help define the Democratic Party in the run-up to the...
  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • Political winds shift in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley's power in D.C. rises in 2014

    Political winds shift in Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley's power in D.C. rises in 2014
    An historic change in Pennsylvania's governor's office and the campaigning leading up to Democrat Tom Wolf's victory was the focus of a political year in which a pair of Lehigh Valley legislators also saw their congressional roles rise. Republican Gov....
  • 17 states sue Obama for executive order on immigration: Texas attorney general

    17 states sue Obama for executive order on immigration: Texas attorney general
    A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case...
  • Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms

    Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms
    Congressional Democrats objected on Wednesday to controversial financial and political campaign provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill, keeping the risk of a government shutdown alive. The complaints from House of Representatives...
  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...
  • Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls

    A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss. It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other ways...