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With sequestration certain, government shutdown is next crisis

With big, automatic budget cuts about to kick in, House Republicans are turning to mapping strategy for the next showdown just a month away,...

Why doesn’t Washington work? Our leaders are just too human

Turns out politicians are people, too, only worse. Just ask pros who make their living in the trenches of everyday human drama such as divorce,...

House right-wingers want three-year freeze on federal pay

House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation's 2 million civilian federal...

Obama slams Republicans over delay of Hagel nomination

President Barack Obama is criticizing Senate Republicans for delaying the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as his secretary of defense. The president said his opponents...

Senate Republicans force delay on Hagel confirmation

By delaying a confirmation vote on Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, Senate Republicans have forced Leon Panetta to remain on the job he...

Senate Dems to GOP: Forget your stupid games on Hagel

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Friday he will press ahead with a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense...

No budget, no pay: An incredible idea whose time has come?

In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would...

Congress headed for more conflict over budget

The nation's sharp disagreements over taxes and spending are on a re-routed collision course, as Senate Democrats launch a plan that includes new taxes...

New Republican House marked more for weakness than power

Celebration doesn't seem to be high on the agenda as House Republicans, their majority renewed by the voters last fall, lay the groundwork for...

Republicans to skip Obama inaugural, head out of town

For many Republicans, this is a good weekend to get away from it all. With hundreds of thousands of Democrats traveling to nation's capital for...