By Susan Ferrechio | 10/15/13 06:26 AM
While the Senate is inches away from a compromise plan to raise the nation's borrowing limit and reopen the federal government, the House has yet to decide whether to back the plan, with fiscal conservatives either undecided or leaning against supporting it. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/14/13 06:56 PM
The Senate is closing in on a bipartisan deal to reopen the shuttered government and raise the nation's debt ceiling by an Oct. 17 deadline. Sen. Bob Corker said Republicans and Democrats could have an agreement by Tuesday afternoon. He said some of the details needed to be finalized, but the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/14/13 03:15 PM
Just two weeks ago, it appeared the fight to block the new health care law was the central focus of the debate to fund the federal government and raise the nation's borrowing limit.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/11/13 07:24 AM
The federal government had already shut down when Democrats appeared before the television cameras to showcase a poster-sized quote from Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman, one of the dozens of conservatives opposed to any government funding bill that didn't delay or derail Obamacare.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/10/13 09:19 PM
House Republicans plan to work "throughout the night" Thursday to cobble together a deal with Democrats that would raise the nation's borrowing limit, but they also likely will have to agree to reopen the government or risk rejection by Democrats. House Republicans left a White House meeting...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/10/13 12:09 PM
House Republican leaders Thursday told their rank and file that they plan to offer President Obama a plan to temporarily raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling to buy Congress and the White House time to negotiate a longer-term deal on major spending reforms.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/10/13 10:47 AM
The federal government's shutdown doesn't pose much of a political threat for House Republicans from safe, right-leaning districts, but GOP moderates who believe they face a serious voter backlash have formed a coalition intended to end the standoff.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/10/13 04:42 AM
For the first time in weeks, Republicans on Wednesday put aside their talking points about defunding Obamacare, and turned their attention to the possibilities of entitlement and spending reform.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/09/13 05:38 PM
So much for not negotiating. President Obama will meet with a group of House Republicans on Thursday to discuss a possible deal that would both reopen the government and ensure that the nation's rapidly approaching borrowing limit is extended on time. Obama sent the invitation a day after...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/09/13 06:20 AM
With the ninth day of the government shutdown beginning Wednesday, the House and Senate are no closer to a federal funding deal or a plan to raise the nation's borrowing limit by the mid-October deadline. But both parties are getting impatient. "Why doesn't the Senate lead," Sen. John...
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