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Obama hoping to reach solution with Republicans on shutdown

Obama hoping to reach solution with Republicans on shutdown

President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans to seek an opening in an impasse that has shuttered much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default. The White…

Tough times for Republican moderates in swing districts

Tough times for Republican moderates in swing districts

Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick had been expected to face a tough re-election fight. Then he sided with GOP leadership and a tea party insisting that a federal spending plan to…

Lousy reviews so far for Obama’s health exchange marketplace

Lousy reviews so far for Obama’s health exchange marketplace

The government’s new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out. Seven percent of Americans report that somebody…

Republicans considering short-term debt limit increase

Republicans considering short-term debt limit increase

House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break out of the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented…

Charity picks up tab for military death benefits

Charity picks up tab for military death benefits

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of…

Obama nominates Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve

Obama nominates Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve

In a history-making selection, President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, a critical post as the nation continues its fitful economic recovery. If confirmed…

Shutdown could halt disability payments to 3.8 million veterans

Shutdown could halt disability payments to 3.8 million veterans

About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000…

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 plans yet another meeting with Republicans

Obama plans yet another meeting with Republicans

President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over…

John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option

John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option

Most of those who hold public office are drunk with the intoxication of power. Republicans, we are learning more and more, are led by a Speaker of the House who…