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Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2013

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Senate vote derailing the Democrats' debt-limit

The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a U.S. default shifted to the Senate on Saturday, where leaders were in talks aimed at resolving the... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2013

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New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2013

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Obamacare a success so far? Lack of data means it's impossible to say

After more than a week in action, is a key feature of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul a success or a bust? Judging by the dearth of data, it's virtually... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2013

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House GOP, White House seeking end to budget fight

After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2013

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Obama plans to talk to GOP again on shutdown, debt

President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their... Read more »

Oct. 9, 2013

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