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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., at far right, defends the Senate Democrats’ vote to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid complained that Republican gridlock has prevented the chamber from functioning, while his GOP counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democrats Vote To Curb Filibusters On Appointees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate’s hallowed filibuster tradition on Thursday and cleared the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments made by President Barack Obama and chief executives […]

  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the Senate floor after agreeing to the framework of a deal to avoid default and reopen the government on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. The partial government shutdown is in its third week and less than two days before the Treasury Department says it will be unable to borrow and will rely on a cash cushion to pay the country's bills. (AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster)

    Deal Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

    WASHINGTON — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end. The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the […]

  • The U.S. House of Representatives democratic leadership walk away from the media after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    U.S. Fiscal Talks Stumble As Lawmakers Race Against Clock

    WASHINGTON – Stop-start negotiations to end the U.S. fiscal impasse left congressional leaders and President Barack Obama desperately searching on Tuesday for a way to reopen the government and raise the country’s debt limit ahead of a Thursday deadline. Fitch […]

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  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks away from the microphone during a news conference after a House GOP meeting on Capitol Hill,  Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Washington. House GOP leaders Tuesday floated a plan to fellow Republicans to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. But the plan got mixed reviews from the rank and file, and it was not clear whether it could pass the chamber. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    House GOP Floats A Counter To Senate’s Debt Idea

    WASHINGTON — The divided government’s increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday as House Republicans unveiled a proposal stocked with conservative priorities that the White House […]

  • Shutdown Deal In Sight? Reid, McConnell Optimistic

    Shutdown Deal In Sight? Reid, McConnell Optimistic

    WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the Senate’s Democratic and Republican leaders closed in on a deal Monday night to avoid an economy-menacing Treasury default and end the two-week partial government shutdown. “We’ve made tremendous progress,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid […]

  • Obama Hopeful As Fiscal Meeting Nears With Top Lawmakers

    Obama Hopeful As Fiscal Meeting Nears With Top Lawmakers

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama said lawmakers appear to have made progress on a deal to reopen the government and avert a looming default on Monday as he prepared to meet congressional leaders with a Thursday deadline drawing near. Obama […]

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  • President Barack Obama, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., meet with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,  in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Senate Leads Hunt For Shutdown And Debt Limit Deal

    WASHINGTON  — Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default. “This should be seen as something very positive, […]

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) addresses reporters during a news conference with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Washington Heads Into Fifth Day Of Shutdown, No End In Sight

    [wzslider autoplay=”true”] WASHINGTON – Washington headed into the fifth day of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight even as another, more serious conflict over raising the nation’s borrowing authority started heating up. The U.S. House of Representatives prepared for […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    White House Meeting Yields No Progress On Shutdown

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal […]

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