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Signs of hope for end of government shutdown, debt debacle?

Signs of hope for end of government shutdown, debt debacle?

Republicans and Democrats in Congress saw signs of hope on Wednesday for a break in their fiscal impasse, as members of both parties floated the possibility of a short-term increase…

Obama to Republicans: Wanna talk? Stop making threats

Obama to Republicans: Wanna talk? Stop making threats

President Barack Obama turned up the political pressure on Republicans on Tuesday, saying he would be willing to negotiate on budget issues only after they agree to re-open the federal…

Republicans see no problem with government defaulting on debt

Republicans see no problem with government defaulting on debt

The Obama administration says a U.S. default would be “catastrophic.” Economists say it could plunge the country into recession and prompt a global financial meltdown. To many Republicans, however, the…

Divided Congress enters crucial week in budget, debt fight

Divided Congress enters crucial week in budget, debt fight

As the U.S. government moved into the second week of a shutdown on Monday with no end in sight, a deadlocked U.S. Congress also confronted an October 17 deadline to…

The Republican Party’s serious discipline problem

The Republican Party’s serious discipline problem

As the government shutdown grinds on, the Republican leadership in the House is struggling to unite GOP lawmakers around a fiscal deal that Senate Democrats and the Obama administration would…

Obama to meet with Congressional leaders

Obama to meet with Congressional leaders

President Barack Obama scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and planned to meet with congressional leaders on Wednesday as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with…

Hundreds of American security clearance records fabricated

Hundreds of American security clearance records fabricated

Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contractors and special agents for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in recent years, illustrating…

Growing rifts among Republicans complicate funding bill efforts

Growing rifts among Republicans complicate funding bill efforts

A trio of Tea Party-backed U.S. senators threatening to stall a bill to fund the U.S. government ran into a wall of resistance Monday from top Senate Republicans, including Minority…

At Navy Yard service, Obama rails against gun violence

At Navy Yard service, Obama rails against gun violence

President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Sunday for Americans to overcome their “creeping resignation” about gun violence and demand tougher gun laws following the country’s latest mass shooting.…

Hillary Clinton pondering pros and cons of expected White House run

Hillary Clinton pondering pros and cons of expected White House run

Hillary Clinton acknowledges that she is wrestling with whether to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, well aware of the “political and governmental challenges” she would face if she…