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GOP resolve fading as government shutdown nears

Republican unity showed unmistakable signs of fraying Monday as the Senate swatted aside the latest tea party-driven demand to delay the nation's health care...

America falls victim to the traitors and terrorists in Congress

For the first time in 17 years, America heads into the very real possibility of a government shutdown. And, as happened 17 years ago, the...

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...

American government lies on the brink of shutdown

Posturing, games and politics left the American government on the brink of shutting down Sunday after the House of Representatives approved a Republican bill...

Will either side blink? Don’t bet on it happening

With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to...

Chuck Hagel: Government shutdown ‘astoundingly irresponsible’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appealed on Saturday for lawmakers to take action to avert a government shutdown next week, saying it was "astoundingly irresponsible"...

The games continue on Capitol Hill

The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President...

Republicans feeling the heat

Heat is building on balkanized Republicans, who are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea...

Lots of violent rhetoric in budget fights

Ask top Democrats, and they'll say Republicans are acting like terrorists, arsonists and people with bombs strapped to their chests. Ask some Republicans about...

Tourists, homebuyers will feel impact of government shutdown

A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. The mail would still be delivered and Social Security and...