By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 12:16 PM
Sen. Rob Portman, a key player on federal budget matters, predicted Sunday that the deeply divided Congress would this week come up with a short-term solution to re-open the government and avoid sending the government into default. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Portman, R-Ohio, said...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 08:43 AM
President Obama huddled Saturday afternoon with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders who left the meeting saying Democrats remain united in their position of agreeing to negotiate on GOP priorities only after the government is reopened and the debt-ceiling is raised....
By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 08:41 AM
Vice President Joe Biden isn't sticking around Washington just to be cut out of any endgame negotiations to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Biden and his wife, Jill, headed out to Camp David in Maryland's Catoctin mountains for the three-day holiday just when talks between...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/11/13 05:32 PM
Eleven days after the rocky roll-out of the online Obamacare exchanges, Sen. Pat Roberts on Friday called on Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to resign for “gross incompetence.” Roberts, R-Kan., blamed Sebelius for a “complete failure” in addressing the...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/11/13 10:18 AM
Taxpayer-funded union activity is drawing new scrutiny after the Obama administration carved out a furlough exemption for government workers who serve as labor representatives.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/11/13 04:43 AM
Miguel Rodriguez, President Obama's top liaison to Congress, isn't a regular presence on Capitol Hill despite his title.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/10/13 08:39 AM
The United States will curtail millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in the coming months in response to a violent crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/09/13 04:03 PM
President Obama is expected to meet with House Republicans at a meeting on Thursday to break through the budget standoff on Capitol Hill and reopen the federal government. The meeting with 20 members -- GOP leaders and committee chairmen -- will come on the heels of a Wednesday afternoon White...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/09/13 02:53 PM
The White House is pledging to provide a solution by the end of Wednesday to restore death benefits for military families.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/09/13 07:42 AM
The White House on Tuesday denied reports that the administration is cutting off aid to Egypt following a recent outbreak of violence. “The reports that we are halting all military assistance to Egypt are false,” said National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden, in a statement....
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