By Sean Lengell | 09/30/13 09:15 PM
With congressional inaction putting the federal government on the brink of a partial shutdown, the public's disgust of Congress is at a record high, a new poll released Monday says. Only 10 percent of respondents to a CNN-sponsored survey approve of the way Congress is handling its job. That's...
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/13 05:04 AM
If Congress' showdown over a government shutdown were compared to a tennis match, the ball is now on the Senate's side of the court, but not for long.
By Rebecca Berg and Sean Lengell | 09/29/13 02:56 PM
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy on Sunday said House Republicans have "other options" if the Senate kicks back a government spending bill clean of any anti-Obamacare provisions. But the California Republican suggested House GOP leaders will continue to link their fight against the health...
By Sean Lengell | 09/29/13 02:10 PM
Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday accused Capitol Hill Republicans of "begging for America to fail" over their repeated attempts to defund or delay President Obama's health care law. But Clinton added he's confident the Affordable Health Care is here to stay, saying he can't envision a...
By Sean Lengell | 09/28/13 04:12 PM
The threat of a government shutdown looms larger every minute. But that doesn't mean the entire government will close its doors if Congress fails to pass a budget bill in time for the new fiscal year that begins Tuesday. Up to 800,000 federal employees could be furloughed as services deemed...
By Sean Lengell | 09/27/13 01:48 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her Democratic caucus is willing to meet Republicans halfway on the spending level of a short-term budget bill to keep the government funded past Monday.
By Sean Lengell | 09/24/13 07:07 AM
With a proposed merger between US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines grounded by a government-led antitrust lawsuit, the carriers — backed by a bipartisan group of political allies — are pressing the Obama administration to allow the deal to fly.
By Sean Lengell | 09/26/13 06:23 PM
President Obama took fire this week on several fronts over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, as environmentalists amped up pressure against the controversial project and House Republicans linked the pipeline's approval to a must-pass debt ceiling bill. More than two dozen environmental...
By Sean Lengell and David M. Drucker | 09/26/13 01:09 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday that his Republican majority would not support the government funding bill that the Democratic Senate is expected to send back to them this weekend.
By Sean Lengell | 09/26/13 05:19 AM
While efforts to avoid a looming government shutdown and debt crisis have dominated Capitol Hill this week, a group of House Democrats is quietly working behind the scenes to draft a comprehensive immigration reform bill they hope could win some Republican support.
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