By Tim Mak | 10/31/13 03:37 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has written a $4,600 check to the U.S. Treasury to show solidarity with furloughed Pentagon employees, his spokesman told the Washington Examiner. Hagel quietly wrote the check immediately after the federal government shutdown ended in mid-October. He had...
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 Jim Kuhnhenn | 10/31/13 08:03 AM
Just two weeks after President Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress.
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 David M. Drucker | 10/31/13 05:12 AM
House Republicans on Thursday began a nearly two-week recess as they sought to solidify their political standing at home and clear the way for intense public scrutiny of Obamacare’s troubled rollout.
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 Joseph Lawler | 10/30/13 12:09 PM
Newly released data shows that inflation once again had slowed before the government shutdown delayed the release of federally produced economic statistics.
By Noemie Emery | 10/28/13 07:30 PM
Parties now and again face troubled times when they go down in the flames of infighting or overreach, subside and recoup while the other takes over, and then they return with new strength. But what happens if they both manage to blow up at once, when neither seems willing or able to govern and...
By Rebecca Berg | 10/29/13 07:18 PM
Sen. Mike Lee, a leader of the ill-fated effort to defund Obamacare that led to a government shutdown, on Tuesday offered a broader vision for the conservative movement that hinges less on flash and fighting than on developing policy goals. “We're going to have to sharpen our pencils rather...
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