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DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) – A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of […]

10/13/2013

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu speaks during a meeting of the State Budget Crisis Task Force at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse […]

10/11/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Prospect for quick end to shutdown is remote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting […]

10/04/2013

A sign hangs on the window of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Dems say it’s time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with […]

10/04/2013

Normally filled with visitors and tourists, the empty Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after officials suspended all organized tours of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center as part of the government shutdown. A statue of President Gerald R. Ford at center is illuminated amid large paintings illustrating the history of the United States. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lawmakers still get a check, even in shutdown mode

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid — at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers. Lawmakers get their pay […]

10/01/2013

The White House in Washington is seen at night, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. President Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as […]

09/30/2013

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Obamacare dispute sends gov’t to brink of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. […]

09/30/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New House GOP bill delays health law by 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama’s health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White […]

09/28/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, accompanied by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, express their frustration after the Senate passed a bill to fund the government, but stripped it of the defund "Obamacare" language as crafted by House Republicans, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Fellow Republicans skip encore of Cruz-Lee show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some tried yelling. Others tried shaming. But by the time tea party freshmen Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee spoke on the chamber floor again Friday, other Republican senators had settled on […]

09/27/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, accompanied by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, express their frustration after the Senate passed a bill to fund the government, but stripped it of the defund "Obamacare" language as crafted by House Republicans, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shutdown looming: Senate and House still at odds

WASHINGTON (AP) – Time running short, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed legislation Friday that would avert a partial government shutdown early next week. But the measure faced a swift demise in the House at the hands […]

09/27/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, after his overnight crusade railing against the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare." Cruz ended the marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

‘Cruz effect’ further empowering Texas grassroots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz’s talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success. It largely boiled down to political performance art in Washington. But for Texas politics, it could be […]

09/25/2013

This video frame grab image from Senate TV show Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Senate TV)

Despite Cruz, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz’ all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law surpassed the 20-hour mark Wednesday with a harsh reality looming — a test vote the tea party conservative […]

09/25/2013

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