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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit on Feb. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: Verdict On McConnell ‘Is Ultimately A Decision For The Voters In Kentucky’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor.

02/13/2014

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GOP Considers Undoing Veteran Cuts In Exchange For Debt Ceiling Hike

House Republican leaders are weighing a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions as the price for increasing the government’s borrowing cap.

02/10/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US Officially Hits Debt Ceiling Limit

The United States has hit its debt ceiling limit.

02/07/2014

President Barack Obama. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Threat’ Of Debt Ceiling Remains A Political ‘Loaded Gun’

President Barack Obama spoke with the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting of nearly 100 chief executives, reiterating that his administration is not “lavishly spending,” and the debt ceiling is more of just a “loaded gun” for politics.

11/20/2013

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Look To Give President Automatic Debt Ceiling Authority

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.

10/29/2013

Sen. Susan Collins answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sen. Collins: ‘There Is A Group In The Common Sense Caucus That’s Willing To Lead’

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.

10/18/2013

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin speaks at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Palin: ‘We’re Going to Shake Things Up in 2014′

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.

10/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the reopening of the U.S. government following a shutdown, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Crisis ‘Encouraged Our Enemies’

It took 16 days, but Congress approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to end the government shutdown and avoid a potential U.S. default.

10/17/2013

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 16, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Investors Warn Of Pullback Despite Debt Ceiling Deal

The Dow drops more than 100 points shortly after the opening bell despite Congress reaching an 11th-hour debt ceiling deal.

10/17/2013

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