By Sean Lengell | 10/22/13 01:57 PM
While Sen. Ted Cruz has been hammered in Washington by members of his own Republican Party over his fight against Obamacare that led to 16-day partial government shutdown, the outspoken freshman has received a hero's welcome during a victory lap this week in his home state of Texas. At a Tea...
By Sean Lengell | 10/20/13 03:33 PM
Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush chastised the heavy-handed approach his party has used in its fight to stop Obamacare, saying "self-restraint" would be a more effective tactic. "Tactically, it was a mistake to focus on something that couldn't be achieved," Bush said in an interview...
By Sean Lengell | 10/20/13 01:29 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be among the most qualified presidents in years if she was elected in 2016. "If Hillary Clinton does run, she'll be one of the best-prepared people -- and she will win, I believe, if she runs," said Pelosi,...
By Sean Lengell | 10/20/13 12:56 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz has accused his fellow Senate Republicans of sabotaging his efforts to stop Obamacare during the recent government funding debate and suggested he won't rule out forcing another shutdown of federal agencies over the health care law. The Texas freshman chastised Senate Republicans...
By Sean Lengell | 10/17/13 05:14 PM
Fox News mistakenly reported Thursday that longtime Florida Rep. Bill Young died, an error picked up and reported as fact by other news outlets until the network later corrected itself. The rumor of Young's demise was sparked when Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson reported on air that the Florida...
By Sean Lengell | 10/17/13 02:52 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed "reckless" Republicans for refusing to accept a deal to fund the federal agencies until 16 days into a government shutdown, saying their position cost the economy $24 billion.
By Sean Lengell | 10/17/13 01:25 AM
The Senate passed a deal Wednesday night to raise the nation's debt limit and end the 16-day-old partial shutdown of the federal government, moving Congress closer to ending one of the most bitterly partisan and protracted standoffs on Capitol Hill in recent memory. The measure, which does not...
By Sean Lengell | 10/17/13 12:07 AM
A House stenographer was physically pulled off the chamber floor after she started shouting during a Wednesday night vote.
By Sean Lengell | 10/16/13 09:26 PM
Outside conservative groups have denounced a Senate-brokered deal to reopen shuttered federal agencies and raise the debt ceiling ahead of a Thursday deadline, accusing House Republican leaders of selling out for accepting the measure.
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 08:12 PM
House Republican leaders postponed a Tuesday night vote on a hastily drafted plan to end the partial government shutdown and raise the nation's debt ceiling ahead of a Thursday deadline, shifting talks back to the Senate where they had stalled earlier in the day. It was the second time Tuesday...
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