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  • Why Obama issues empty veto threats

    White House officials say the administration should explain where the president stands on legislation, even if it has no chance of passing.

  • Harry Reid's government shutdown

    Reid is complaining that Republicans have advanced his own bill in order to "stall" the Senate.

  • House unveils emergency bill to fund government

    The bill, which funds the government through Dec. 11, caps annual spending at the 2014 $1.012 trillion level and it includes a provision to extend the Export-Import Bank until 2015.

  • VIDEO: Congress is back, here's what to expect

    A few big items top the Congressional to-do list, but only a handful will get done before they leave Washington again later this month.

  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages...

  • GOP aides: No chance of shutdown

    GOP staffers say the party wants to steer clear of the kind of sinking poll numbers it experienced a little more than a year ago, when House Republicans sidelined the annual spending bill in a futile attempt to defund Obamacare.

  • If the GOP were planning a government shutdown, we'd know about it

    Aside from a hollow threat from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and a terribly misconstrued quote from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., there is nothing to suggest that the Republican Party is actually conspiring to shut down the government.

  • Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen

    The rumors are that if Obama takes some sort of far-reaching action on immigration, as is widely expected, infuriated Republicans will retaliate by threatening to close the government unless Obama backs down.

  • For White House, talk of government shutdown is impeachment redux

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest continues to raise the specter of Republicans shutting down the government.

  • White House has 'no idea' whether government will shut down

    "It would be a real shame if Republicans engaged in an effort to shut down the government over a common-sense solution [on immigration]," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • Export-Import Bank faces rocky path to renewal as Congress returns

    One of the issues Congress must resolve in the 10 weeks before Election Day is what to do with the Export-Import Bank.

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.



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