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House GOP offers new plan to reopen government, avoid default

House GOP offers new plan to reopen government, avoid default

House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs,…

What led both sides to start talking resolution, not hyperbole?

What led both sides to start talking resolution, not hyperbole?

After pointing fingers, calling each other names and saying “no” to any suggestion of negotiation,, President Barack Obama and Republicans in the House of Representatives said Thursday they are, finally,…

Efforts to avoid default on debt torpedoed by Senate Democrats

Efforts to avoid default on debt torpedoed by Senate Democrats

Urgent efforts to prevent an economy-tanking U.S. default rose and then retreated with astonishing speed Thursday, as House Republicans floated a compromise and the White House appeared amenable, only for…

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…

Senate Dems to try and pass increase in debt ceiling

Senate Dems to try and pass increase in debt ceiling

Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets…

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law’s sales tax on…

Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows

Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows

Ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what he thinks about Speaker of the House John Boehner and the answer is abrupt. “He’s a coward,” Reid told his fellow Democratic Senators…

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…

Congressional failures lead to government shutdown

Congressional failures lead to government shutdown

Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal…

Right wing obsession with Obamacare increases threat of a shutdown

Right wing obsession with Obamacare increases threat of a shutdown

A conservative challenge to the president’s health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown. The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation…