By Brian Hughes | 11/07/13 04:10 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday released a report showing that federal employees who did not work during the government shutdown were paid $2 billion. The Office of Management and Budget report found that government employees were furloughed for a total of 6.6 million days, eclipsing any...
By Paul Bedard | 11/04/13 03:22 PM
Tea Party leaders Monday announced plans to hunt down the 87 House Republicans who recently voted to reopen the government, fund Obamacare and raise the debt ceiling, and demand they return donations from conservatives. They’ve dubbed their prey “RINOs” — Republicans in name only —...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/01/13 10:40 AM
U.S. manufacturing grew strongly in October, a sign that the government shutdown and debt limit fight earlier in the month did not derail the tepid-but-resilient private-sector recovery.
By Lisa Ruhl | 11/01/13 08:43 AM
A group of Democratic senators came together Thursday to shed light on ongoing effects of the government shutdown.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/01/13 05:13 AM
The House and Senate have just begun formal budget talks that many hope will lead to the previously elusive "grand bargain" on spending, taxes and entitlement programs.
By Thomas Beaumont | 10/31/13 09:11 AM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Outside a state-of-the-art grain elevator, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley talks of how Republicans and Democrats in Congress need to overcome differences that scuttled farm legislation last summer. A day later, he tells veterans at a rec center in his blue-collar,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 10/31/13 09:00 AM
President Obama's approval rating has hit a new low according to a poll released Wednesday, a troubling sign for the administration as it faces a number of second-term challenges.
By Rebecca Berg | 10/31/13 06:22 AM
More people now want to replace their member of Congress than at any point during at least the past two decades, according to a poll released Wednesday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. When asked whether their representative deserved to be re-elected, only 29 percent of respondents...
By Sean Lengell | 10/30/13 02:27 PM
A new bipartisan negotiating committee tasked with hammering out a federal budget before the current deal expires in January pledged during its first public meeting Wednesday to find common ground. But after a nasty partisan budget fight that led to a16-day partial government shutdown,...
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 10/30/13 06:33 AM
A little more than six months ago, Congressional lawmakers were talking about striking a "grand bargain" that would resolve the differences Republicans and Democrats have on spending, taxes and entitlement reform.
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