Mitch McConnell

The hammer in the Republicans' hands

As Speaker John Boehner struggles to manage his turbulent House caucus, he should remember Casey Stengel's advice about managing a baseball team: "Keep the guys who... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2013

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Senate votes to avoid default, open government

Racing to make a deadline, the Senate passed legislation Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown along... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2013

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Deal reached to avoid default and open government

Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2013

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Senators seek budget deal, House GOP effort flops

Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2013

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