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Speaker Boehner damaged but still on his feet after budget battle

The debt and budget crisis that gripped Washington was the story of a Republican Party at war with itself. Rebellious conservatives, over the objection of...

Government reopens but lots still left to do

The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility...

It’s finally over. Congress approves debt, budget deal

After weeks of wrangling, 16 days of partial shutdown, and less less than two hours before the deadline for the government to lose its...

Senate approves debt, budget deal 81-18; sends bill to House

Up against a deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown...

Congress racing to pass deal avoiding default, reopening government

Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along...

Senators announce last minute deal to avoid default, open government

Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to...

After House failure to even vote, can Senate save the day?

Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions...

Vote on House GOP debt bill scrapped for lack of support

A planned House vote Tuesday night on consideration of a controversial Republican proposal to reopen the government and extend borrowing authority was scrapped after...

House votes exist to pass Senate deal but Boehner is stalling...

Aides to Republican members of Congress tell Capitol Hill Blue that they have the votes necessary to combine with Democrats to pass a proposed...

House GOP plan on debt, budget appeals to few, stalls resolution

Speaker of the House John Boehner, fuming aides say because he feels "left out" of the budget negotiations nearing completion in the Senate, unveiled...