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No weekend progress on government shutdown

No weekend progress on government shutdown

A large chunk of the furloughed federal work force is headed back to the Pentagon, and those who remain at home or are working without paychecks are a step closer…

Congress set to grant back pay to federal workers idled by shutdown

Congress set to grant back pay to federal workers idled by shutdown

A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to…

No progress towards ending shutdown stalemate

No progress towards ending shutdown stalemate

The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans’ claims — in limbo from…

Deep divisions between House and Senate over food stamps

Deep divisions between House and Senate over food stamps

Farm-state lawmakers hoping for passage of a farm bill by the end of the year will have to bridge a deep divide between the House and the Senate over the…

Memories of 9/11 shape debate, opinion, over Syria

Memories of 9/11 shape debate, opinion, over Syria

Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria. As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation…

Boehner to GOP: Don’t use Obamacare to threaten shutdown

Boehner to GOP: Don’t use Obamacare to threaten shutdown

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner warned rank-and-file Republicans in a conference call on Thursday against using the threat of a government shutdown to stop the implementation of Obamacare, according…

Ryan, Cantor appear secretly at Koch gathering in New Mexico

Ryan, Cantor appear secretly at Koch gathering in New Mexico

Charles and David Koch, the ultra conservative energy brothers who already control the Republican Party and want to control the nation as well, brought in the usual suspects to deliver…

Help needed now for economy

Help needed now for economy

President Barack Obama says Washington’s top priority must be to reverse trends like economic inequality, weakened middle-class security and global competition. He says Washington has lost focus on the economy.…

Republican immigration plan: Citizenship only for children

Republican immigration plan: Citizenship only for children

House Republicans who want to close the door to most immigrants who cross America’s borders, think children should have a path to citizenship while sending adults home with a message…

No child left behind program left behind by House Republicans

No child left behind program left behind by House Republicans

House Republicans voted Friday to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law for evaluating America’s students and schools, saying states and local school districts rather than Washington should be…