Mitch McConnell

Shutdown not to be repeated, alternative elusive

Leaders from both parties insist a sequel to the government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2013

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Republican Mitch McConnell challenges criticism over budget deal

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2013

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Gov't open again, Obama bemoans senseless damage

The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress' bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2013

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Shutdown bill has items for states, fed agencies

Here's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2013

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Gov't reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

Even as the government reopened its doors, congressional budget negotiators met Thursday and acknowledged that their search for agreements on deficit reduction and... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2013

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Vote to end shutdown could linger in 2014

Republicans eyeing possible White House bids in 2016 largely opposed a bill in Congress to avert a default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown, rejecting a... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2013

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