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Wisconsin governor gives Democrats ultimatum

MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) - Republican Governor Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and...

Government presses fight over lesbian employee’s benefits

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Obama administration will press ahead with its fight against one federal employee's bid to obtain health insurance for her...

U.S. moves warships closer to Libya, freezes assets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States moved warships and aircraft closer to Libya Monday and froze $30 billion in assets, ramping up pressure on...

Government shutdown unlikely, but budget battle remains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deal to avert a government shutdown took shape in Congress on Monday, but the short-term spending measure would do nothing...

Obama offers states flexibility on healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama extended an olive branch on Monday to states struggling to implement his healthcare law, offering support for a...

Senate Republicans offer debt limit alternatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate could vote this week on Republican proposals that will ensure some government payments continue uninterrupted if Congress fails to...

Obama says public employees should not be "vilified"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday everyone should be ready for sacrifice to help tackle U.S. budget problems, but it does...

Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum

MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and...

Indiana Democrats missing as state assembly reconvenes

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Most Indiana Democratic state representatives were staying in Illinois on Monday, prolonging into a second week a stand-off to delay a...

U.S. moves warships closer to Libya, freezes assets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States began moving warships and aircraft closer to Libya on Monday and froze $30 billion in Libyan assets, ramping...