By Tim Mak | 10/10/13 10:42 AM
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he's worried about the Republican Party's future and the infighting that is dividing it, calling efforts by conservatives to unseat incumbent Republican lawmakers "wrong." The famously wry McCain, R-Ariz., said he regretted calling the Tea Party wing of the...
By Tim Mak | 10/09/13 04:01 PM
The Pentagon accepted an offer from a military charity Wednesday to pay death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers until the government shutdown that was delaying those payments ends.
By Tim Mak and Sean Lengell | 10/09/13 01:53 PM
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton crashed a news event held by Senate Democrats Wednesday, pressing them to immediately fund the D.C. government.
By Tim Mak | 10/09/13 05:21 AM
The heat lawmakers are feeling over the government shutdown isn't coming just from their constituents. There are more heavenly forces at work, too.
By Tim Mak | 10/08/13 04:50 PM
Republican senators on Tuesday called on the Obama administration to take captured al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi to the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, saying they feared the loss of valuable intelligence if a civilian trial limited how long U.S. officials can interrogate him. Three senators...
By Tim Mak | 10/08/13 04:31 PM
Infuriated that the government shutdown has delayed the payment of death benefits to the families of fallen American soldiers, Sen. John McCain railed against the “false premise” offered by some of his fellow Republicans that it is possible to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “To somehow...
By Tim Mak | 10/08/13 02:38 PM
Sen. Jim Inhofe revealed early Tuesday that he underwent emergency quadruple bypass surgery over the weekend. Inhofe, 78, R-Okla., said he was "shocked" at the discovery that he had serious problems with his heart. He was advised in Oklahoma Friday that he needed immediate surgery and...
By Tim Mak | 10/07/13 04:48 PM
Voter dissatisfaction over the government shutdown could endanger Republicans' House majority, new polling from a progressive group indicates.
By Tim Mak | 10/06/13 12:07 PM
House Speaker John Boehner insisted Sunday that Republicans would not accept any deal to increase debt ceiling unless it includes concessions from Democrats on substantial spending and policy changes. "We are not going to pass a clean debt limit increase," Boehner, R-Ohio, said on ABC's "This...
By Tim Mak | 10/06/13 11:58 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday defended the tactics that led to a government shutdown and brought the United States to the brink of defaulting on its financial obligations, insisting he and other conservatives were willing to compromise but Democrats were not. "I don't want the government to shut...
By Tim Mak | 10/04/13 05:18 AM
Counterfeit electronics are a huge problem for the U.S. military, and a defense contractor says DNA stripped from plants could help solve it.
By Tim Mak and Rebecca Berg | 10/03/13 06:24 PM
The U.S. Capitol was locked down and a police officer reportedly injured Thursday when a woman driving a black Infiniti led police on a chase from the White House to Capitol Hill. The woman was shot by police and later died of her injuries. A child in the woman's car appeared uninjured....
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 08:08 PM
A government shutdown may disrupt the revocation of security clearances for those with dangerous mental illness, including the mechanism which could have prevented shooter Aaron Alexis from entering the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., this September. The Pentagon's Central Adjudication Facility...
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 05:16 PM
UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. -- Heritage Action says it opposes House Republicans' latest government funding proposal, arguing that seeking a delay of the individual mandate in the new health care law "would do little to stop Obamacare's massive new entitlements from taking root." Republican House...
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 04:01 PM
Shuttering the government has costs of its own: A pair of government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost the federal government more than $2 billion in today's dollars, or nearly $80 million a day. A 1996 congressional report estimated that it cost $1.4 billion to shut down the government for 27...
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