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Boehner launches effort to defend gay marriage ban

House Speaker John Boehner says he's launching a legal defense of the federal law against gay marriage. The Ohio Republican announced Friday that he was convening a... Read more »

March 5, 2011


GOP: New Obama budget-cutting offer too small

Senate Democrats on Friday detailed their opening budget offer of $6.5 billion more in spending cuts this year, but neither it nor the $61 billion in cuts passed by... Read more »

March 4, 2011


White House agrees to $6.5B more in budget cuts

The White House called for $6.5 billion in immediate spending cuts Thursday as negotiations opened with tea party-backed Republicans in Congress seeking reductions... Read more »

March 3, 2011


Gov't shutdown averted as House votes $4B cuts

The House passed emergency short-term legislation Tuesday to cut federal spending by $4 billion and avert a government shutdown. Senate Democrats agreed to follow... Read more »

March 1, 2011

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White House OK with immediate spending cuts

Siding with congressional Republicans, the White House voiced general approval Monday for a short-term bill that makes immediate cuts in federal spending while... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2011


Memories of 1995 haunt GOP as shutdown talk grows

Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill Clinton reverse his falling... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2011

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