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Sen. John McCain said he will not use filibuster power to block nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

McCain Considering Running Again For Senate

Republican Sen. John McCain says he’s considering running for a sixth term in 2016, the year he turns 80.

10/22/2013

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Sluggish U.S. Hiring Shows Effects of Budget Impasse

A dim view of the U.S. job market emerged Tuesday with a report that employers cut back on hiring in September just before a partial government shutdown began.

10/22/2013

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Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

10/22/2013

Speaker John Boehner expressed optimism on Wednesday about House action by year's end on stalled efforts to overhaul immigration as Republicans discussed possible limited steps to deal with the contentious issue. Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans Look To Capitalize On Obamacare Problems Heading Into 2014 Elections

“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.

10/20/2013

The entrance to the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. A defense contractor named Aaron Alexis allegedly killed at least 12 people during a shooting rampage before being killed by police.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Delay in Capitol Police Navy Yard Shooting Report

A report into the response by the U.S. Capitol Police to the Washington Navy Yard shooting has been delayed by the federal government shutdown.

10/18/2013

Janette Dunder of Alexandria, Virginia, demonstrates against Congress and lawmakers' inability to pass a budget outside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Experts Skeptical A Third Party Will Rise To Challenge Dems, GOP

A recent poll indicates that the shutdown in particular has left the majority of people in the United States wishing for a third political party. But is that the answer to the problem of politics as usual?

10/18/2013

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Government Shutdown Affected Us in Ways Unseen

The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites.

10/18/2013

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

Tribal leaders warn assistance to elderly Indians could still lag despite the end of the government shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For Native American Tribes Shutdown’s Effects Could Linger

Disruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.

10/18/2013

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