“Obamacare” escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they have opened a new line of attack — one handed to them by the administration itself.
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During the lead-up to a compromise by Senate leadership to end the partial government shutdown, more than a dozen senators came and went from Sen. Susan Collins’ office — the hub for the “Gang of 14″ pressing for a compromise to end the stalemate, reopen government and avert a Treasury default.
Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party’s establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP’s popularity plunging to record lows.
It took 16 days, but Congress approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to end the government shutdown and avoid a potential U.S. default.
The White House’s budget office says federal workers should expect to return to work Thursday morning as the partial government shutdown comes to an end.
The Dow drops more than 100 points shortly after the opening bell despite Congress reaching an 11th-hour debt ceiling deal.
Alan Greenspan tells CBS News Congress is jeopardizing trust in the American economy, and in the U.S. dollar.
The son of a slain Sikh temple president plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year’s congressional election, in a Wisconsin district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee has been strong but slipping.
The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.