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Shutdown Looming: Weekend Showdown at the Capitol

A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday.


House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to members of the press during a news conference on Sept. 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Republicans Offer Smaller Budget Cuts On Debt Measure

House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.


President Barack Obama says he's "not at all" resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Republicans Leave Bipartisan House Group Because They Don’t Trust Obama

A bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.


File photo of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. Ryan: House Will Take Up Immigration Reform This Fall

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won’t be supporting the bill that passed the U.S. Senate.


File photo of Jim DeMint. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DeMint: ‘De-Funding’ Health Care Law Is Best Option

Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.


According to researchers from Indiana University, campaigns can use Twitter to successfully predict the winner of most political races.  (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Twitter Activity Nearly Flawless In Predicting Election Winners

The more Twitter activity there is about a political candidate, the more likely they are to win their election, a new study finds.


Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Barney Frank: I’m A ‘Pot-Smoking Atheist’

Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God.


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Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.


President Obama addresses the audience before presenting the 2012 National Medals of Arts and Humanities during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

House Defies Obama Administration In Energy Budget Bill

The House on Wednesday voted to slash money for renewable energy research and defy the Obama administration’s decision to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in a bare-bones annual spending bill for energy and water programs.


House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress Expands Its Own Budget, Moves To Cut Others

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.





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