By David M. Drucker | 10/11/13 02:39 PM
A bipartisan group of senators is working on a proposal to end the government shutdown and ease the debt ceiling standoff. Sources caution that the situation remains highly fluid and that multiple proposals are in play. But a group led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,...
By David M. Drucker | 10/11/13 04:51 AM
For House Republicans, the fight over the debt ceiling isn't just about fiscal reform. The battle that spawned a government shutdown is also very much about preserving the GOP majority's relevance in future policy debates.
By David M. Drucker | 10/11/13 04:39 AM
House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday shifted strategies in the twin fiscal battles with Democrats as he sought to maintain Republican unity and force President Obama to the negotiating table.
By David M. Drucker | 10/10/13 03:55 PM
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is organizing a group of pragmatic conservatives, hoping to create a counterweight to the Tea Party-affiliated lawmakers that have thwarted House GOP leadership strategy leading up to, and during, the government shutdown.
By David M. Drucker | 10/10/13 12:02 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz during a closed-door lunch on Wednesday argued to his Republican colleagues that the campaign he led to defund Obamacare has bolstered the GOP’s political position in dealing with the government shutdown. Republicans who attended the weekly lunch hosted by Senate conservatives...
By David M. Drucker | 10/09/13 06:37 PM
House conservatives signaled Wednesday that they may be willing to accept a short-term funding bill that would put on hold for a few weeks their fight with President Obama and Democrats over a government funding bill and debt ceiling increase. The fiscal battle has already forced a government...
By David M. Drucker | 10/04/13 05:54 PM
Congressional Republicans on Friday issued a stern warning to President Obama: They will not approve legislation needed to raise the debt ceiling unless it includes fiscal reforms and won't retreat from the fight if he refuses to negotiate. House Republicans and connected GOP insiders dismiss...
By David M. Drucker | 10/04/13 01:51 PM
House Republicans announced Friday that they would stand firm on the government shutdown and continue pressing Senate Democrats to negotiate a deal to reopen Washington while approving individual spending bills to fund critical agencies.
By David M. Drucker | 10/03/13 06:52 PM
President Obama and Senate Democrats seized on comments made by Rep. Marlin Stutzman Thursday to accuse Republicans of using the government shutdown for political purposes. Stutzman on Wednesday told the Washington Examiner, “We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out...
By David M. Drucker | 10/03/13 01:31 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Thursday urged his Republican colleagues to stand united in the fight with President Obama and Senate Democrats over the government shutdown, reassuring lawmakers that their position is reasonable and defensible and insisting the GOP will not support a...
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