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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon, senator says

    Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon, senator says
    In a speech diagnosing his party's political missteps in 2014, a top Senate Democrat reached back to the decision to pursue an overhaul of the health system in late 2009 as an example of how the party took its focus off middle-class priorities, saying...
  • GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action

    GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action
    When President Obama announced his decision to allow roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagreed furiously about the move. No surprise there. Still, I...
  • Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters

    Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters
    A case for immigrants House Speaker John Boehner should let the 2013 Senate immigration-reform bill come to a vote instead of blocking it. We are a nation of immigrants. This past week, a Wall Street Journal poll showed that 74 percent of all...
  • GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan

    GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan
    The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia....
  • Pass the spending bill

    Pass the spending bill
    Republicans in Congress have a rare opportunity during the next 10 days to demonstrate that they can be more than an angry and unruly mob and actually govern responsibly by passing an omnibus spending bill during the lame duck session. In the context of...
  • Boehner floats plan to fight Obama on immigration, avert shutdown

    Boehner floats plan to fight Obama on immigration, avert shutdown
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by GOP opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday that would fund most of the government -- but not the immigration agencies -- through the end of the...
  • It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess

     It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess
    Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess." Like clockwork, as the holiday shopping season progresses, politicians begin to wrangle in Washington about taxes. It's...
  • Zealous conservatives appear unlikely to compromise in next Congress

    After November's midterm election, polls found that most Americans wanted their members of Congress to seek compromise — anything to end the gridlock that has plagued Washington. An NBC-Wall Street Journal survey found that even among Republicans,...
  • Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

    WASHINGTON -- With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won't happen this time. They have been huddling over ways to avert it, while other congressional Republicans plot other...
  • Obama on corporate tax overhaul: 'Definitely a deal to be done'

    Obama on corporate tax overhaul: 'Definitely a deal to be done'
    President Obama told top business executives Wednesday that there was "definitely a deal to be done" on corporate taxes with congressional Republicans, but work needs to begin soon before a limited window closes as the 2106 presidential election...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz wants to block funds for Obama's immigration plan

    Sen. Ted Cruz wants to block funds for Obama's immigration plan
    Sen. Ted Cruz stood outside the Capitol on a dreary Wednesday, leading the charge against President Obama's immigration plan. But it was not entirely clear who was following him. The Texas Republican was imploring fellow GOP members to block money for...