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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections

    Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections
    Republican gains in the midterm elections mean Maryland's Democrat-heavy congressional delegation will have far less clout when lawmakers gavel in a new Congress next year, casting doubt on prospects for a long list of state priorities from federal...
  • President 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' Obama

    President 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' Obama
    With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections — the president is showing a new attitude: No more Mr. Nice Guy. First, President Barack Obama threw down a challenge...
  • Mikulski child care bill poised for final approval

    Mikulski child care bill poised for final approval
    WASHINGTON -- Child care workers would undergo more stringent background checks and states would be required to spend more to improve the quality of day care under legislation crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that cleared a key vote Thursday and is...
  • Why the House GOP should threaten another government shutdown

    Decisions, decisions. Congressional Republicans are torn over how to respond to President Obama's long-expected executive order allowing more of the people who've settled in the United States illegally to apply for what amounts to temporary visas and...
  • Boehner inherits new opportunity as head of robust GOP House majority

    Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him. But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
  • GOP debates immigration strategy as Obama considers executive actions

    GOP debates immigration strategy as Obama considers executive actions
    Congressional Republicans have split into competing factions over how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected moves to change the nation's immigration system, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported. The first,...
  • Threats and promises on immigration

    Threats and promises on immigration
    House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama would be "inviting big trouble" by taking unilateral action on immigration. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull." Well, get...
  • Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress

    Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress
    As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax. Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...
  • Obama acknowledges defeat but recommits to acting without Congress

    President Obama acknowledged Wednesday that he was disappointed with the wave of losses that Democrats endured in the midterm elections but said he viewed the result as a sign that Americans want change in Washington and want elected officials to "get...
  • Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

    Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom
    President Barack Obama and his powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday, but Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress. Obama and...