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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘Only 2 Percent Of Kentuckians Thought I Was Liberal’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to end a partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/21/2013

Vets march together. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Shutdown Showdown Widened GOP-Tea Party Rift

The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.

10/19/2013

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Vote to End Shutdown Could Linger in 2014

A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.

10/17/2013

Grand Canyon. (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Canyon, Statue Of Liberty Among National Parks To Reopen With State Funds

States are using their own money to reopen some national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Zion National Park and Mount Rushmore

10/12/2013

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Top Five Free Date Ideas In The District

Dating and love don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when D.C. has so many fun free things to do.

10/07/2013

Park Ranger Richard Trott posts a closed sign on the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)

Study: 1996 Government Shutdown Would Cost More Than $2 Billion Today

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the last government shutdowns – which occurred in the 1996 fiscal year under the administration of then-president Bill Clinton – cost the nation an estimated $1.4 billion dollars.

10/01/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Iran Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons’

Before speaking to members of the press regarding a potential government shutdown due to Senate infighting about the national budget, President Barack Obama began by discussing a phone conversation that he had with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

09/27/2013

A copy of President Barack Obama's budget proposal for FY 2014 is on display for the media at the Government Printing Office on April 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House GOP May Add Budget Cuts to Debt-limit Bill

House Republicans are considering substantial budget savings, curbs on the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and other items as the price for extending the government’s ability to borrow money.

09/20/2013

The Internal Revenue Service is offering to waive steep penalties for Americans living abroad who haven't been paying their U.S. taxes. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: IRS Collections Of ‘Reluctant Taxpayers’ Down Nearly 10 Percent

A Treasury investigator says tax collections from reluctant taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012.

09/17/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 8 Questions To Ask When Traveling On A Budget

Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.

08/22/2013

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