Mitch McConnell

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


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


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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