A GOP proposal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown seems destined to fail as the nation moved closer to default.
Senate leaders are close to an agreement that would reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling for a few months. Can it pass?
A six-week extension would avoid national default, at least for now. But would it really change anything else at all?
John Boehner's wants a bipartisan group from the House and Senate to negotiate on the shutdown, debt ceiling, and other fiscal issues. Haven't we seen this before?
With the Obamacare fight seemingly over, there's no one who can put forward a strategy and rally the party around it.
Officers shot and killed a woman after she led them on a chase from the White House, setting an already tense city further on edge.
As Day 3 of the government closure dawns, nothing has made Democrats or Republicans rethink their strategies -- so neither side is budging.
Leaked emails show that before the House speaker demanded an end to health-care subsidies for congressional staffers, he worked behind the scenes to procure them.
Republicans wrestled Washington to closure in a push to stop the health-care law. As Tuesday dawns, the government is closed, but the law is intact.
Their latest plan -- including a one-year delay to Obamacare's individual mandate -- is dead on arrival, and they know it.
We're right where we were Friday: Republicans want to make big changes to Obamacare in return for funding the government, Democrats refuse, and there's no end in sight.
Last time around, Tea Party-inspired conservatives wanted spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit. This time, not so much.
Liberal bias plays a role, but it's premature and inaccurate to say that explains everything.
The resolution would fund the government through December 15, but the Senate is certain to reject the attack on the Affordable Care Act.
The prestigious system says budget cuts have more to do with the need to find efficiencies. "We felt health-care reform was absolutely necessary," a spokeswoman said.
In Iowa, the vice president said he should be judged by whether the middle class was growing stronger. Is that really what he wants?
The president's presumptive choice for Federal Reserve chair withdrew his name from consideration on Sunday.
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Sorry, but multimillionaire ex-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson did not "feel the impact" of the economic collapse more than anyone.
The president's White House speech played it safe, doing little to answer the concerns of doves who oppose the war and hawks who find his plan too small to matter.