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Shutdown threatens women, infants and children nutrition program

Shutdown threatens women, infants and children nutrition program

Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob’s mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children…

Questions over police shooting of unarmed woman near Capitol

Questions over police shooting of unarmed woman near Capitol

Law enforcement authorities were investigating why a Connecticut woman tried to breach a barrier at the White House, setting off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown…

GOP Presidential wannabes look for good political angles in shutdown

GOP Presidential wannabes look for good political angles in shutdown

With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, Republican governors eyeing the 2016 presidential race are pitching themselves as can-do politicians and highlighting records of achievement. Although unstated,…

Some federal agencies keep on truckin’ during shutdown

Some federal agencies keep on truckin’ during shutdown

As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you. Many of them have escaped the fiscal ax because they…

No urgency found among politically safe lawmakers

No urgency found among politically safe lawmakers

The government shutdown could last for many days or even weeks because politically safe lawmakers in both parties feel little pressure to compromise. Heavily gerrymandered districts make many House Democrats…

Third day of shutdown overshadowed by looming debt trouble

Third day of shutdown overshadowed by looming debt trouble

Efforts to resolve the government shutdown were at a standstill Thursday as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, the Treasury warned of a dire risk to…

Government shutdown affects so many in so many ways

Government shutdown affects so many in so many ways

Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be…

Shutdown stumbles into third day amid partisan bitterness

Shutdown stumbles into third day amid partisan bitterness

The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday after a White House meeting among President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders yielded no signs of progress but…

Boehner stands fast and then claims Obama won’t negotiate

Boehner stands fast and then claims Obama won’t negotiate

Speaker of the House John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders went into a meeting with President Barack Obama Wednesday with marching orders from the rabid right wing of…

Rep. King: Cruz, right-wing trying to ‘hijack’ the GOP

Rep. King:  Cruz, right-wing trying to ‘hijack’ the GOP

New York Rep. Peter King, a Republican who calls himself a “blue-collar conservative,  says tea party-backed members of the House Republican Caucus are trying to “hijack the party” and, in…