Mitch McConnell

Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

The Republican war with President Obama over funding the government and the new health-care law will play out in the coming days and months. The conflict now exposed... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2013


Shutdown threat puts pressure on House Republicans

Lawmakers from both parties urged one another in a rare weekend session to give ground in their fight over preventing a federal shutdown, with the midnight Monday... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2013


Senate kills effort to derail budget bill

The Senate has rejected an effort by young conservative senators to block a bill to avert a government shutdown on Tuesday. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2013


Obama mocks GOP for 'crazy' Obamacare predictions, says Republicans fear law will succeed

President Barack Obama says congressional critics of the 3-year-old health care law have become more irresponsible in their attempts to kill it the closer the law... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2013


Orrin Hatch's op-ed about fiscal responsibility gets real traction

Two days after the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee published a guest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, his editorial remained the most popular story on... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2013


Sen. Ted Cruz's talkathon in favor of defunding Obamacare ends after 21 hours, 19 minutes

Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as the Senate... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2013


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