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Oct 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON – The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
Oct 16, 2013 at 7:43 AM
WASHINGTON - President Obama signed into law a bipartisan deal approved by Congress Wednesday to reopen the government and avert an unprecedented debt default.
Oct 16, 2013 at 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram...
Oct 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Time growing desperately short, House Republican efforts to pass legislation averting a Treasury default and ending a partial government shutdown collapsed Tuesday night, and one of the country's top ratings firms warned of a...
Oct 15, 2013 at 5:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders Tuesday floated a plan to fellow Republicans to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall a default on U.S. obligations. But the plan retreats from earlier GOP demands for spending...
Oct 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Racing the clock, the Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders closed in on a deal Monday night to avoid an economy-menacing Treasury default and end the two-week partial government shutdown.
Oct 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose Monday, helped by signs that Washington was moving closer to a deal that would avert a default by the U.S. government.
Oct 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a first-ever U.S. Treasury default threatened for midweek and end the 14-day partial government shutdown.
Oct 14, 2013 at 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch...
Oct 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that's entering its third week.
Oct 13, 2013 at 8:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it's unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.
Oct 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn't wait for White House officials to declare their view of high-stakes talks over the government shutdown and debt.
Oct 12, 2013 at 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
Oct 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - With time running short, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest...
Oct 11, 2013 at 5:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and House Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and edged Washington to the verge of a historic,...