Mitch McConnell

Shutdown in 3rd day with Obama, Hill at impasse

President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government's partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner, escalating a government-shutdown confrontation... Read more »

Oct. 3, 2013

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Room for compromise

One possible way to end the standoff in Washington is to compromise on repeal of the medical devices tax, which neither side supports. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2013

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President Obama, lawmakers to meet on shutdown's 2nd day

President Barack Obama called top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans refused Democratic demands to consider legislation ending a two-day partial... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2013

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Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown

A White House official says President Barack Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House Wednesday for a meeting on the government shutdown. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2013

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