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Obama to Republicans: Shutdown could bring ‘economic chaos’

A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they demand a delay...

After Syria debacle, can Obama regain any momentum?

With a military strike against Syria on hold, President Barack Obama tried Thursday to reignite momentum for his second-term domestic agenda. But his progress...

Obama’s Syria proposal faces tough hearing in the House

The Obama administration is facing a tougher examination of its plans for military intervention in Syria, squaring off against tea party Republicans and other...

Reversal on Syria raises questions on Obama’s credibility

For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama's abrupt decision to...

Obama wants Congressional approval for Syria strike

Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action...

Economy no longer top campaign issue

President Barack Obama still calls shoring up the middle class his "No. 1 priority," but recent events overseas and at home are overshadowing the...

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...

More tax revenue, less need for budget cuts

Rising tax receipts are shrinking the federal deficit, and that will shape the budget debate when Congress returns from vacation next month. The big...

Budgets? What budgets?

Leaving piles of unfinished business for the fall, Congress began exiting Washington Thursday for a five-week vacation with its accomplishments few, its efforts at...

Government shutdown looming?

There hasn't been a government shutdown in nearly two decades, but top lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finding trickier-than-usual obstacles in their path as...