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Debt Limit Overtaking Shutdown as U.S. Crisis Focus

A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.

10/07/2013

Obama Steps Out for a Sub

Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

10/07/2013

Congress will likely approve a measure ensuring furloughed federal workers receive back pay. (Getty Images)

Congress Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back Pay

A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.

10/05/2013

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for not having the health care website ready to operate on Day One. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Have Bent Over Backwards To Work With The Republican Party’

President Barack Obama said in an interview that he has done everything in his power to work with the Republican Party since being in office.

10/03/2013

President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Dismantling Obamacare Is Only Thing Uniting GOP

President Barack Obama says House Speaker John Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of reopening the federal government.

10/03/2013

House Speaker John Boehner arrives at the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 28, 2013 in Washington. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘This Law Is Not Ready For Prime Time’

Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

09/30/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Looming Because Of Obamacare

Republicans in the House stated Wednesday they will not pass two crucial bills unless all of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is dropped.

09/19/2013

President Barack Obama (R) meets with members of Congress in the cabinet room of the White House on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is urging Congress to authorize military action against Syria, and says he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Faces A Tough Sell With House GOP Freshmen

Persuading first-term Republicans in the House is President Barack Obama’s toughest sell on military strikes against Syria.

09/06/2013

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ Senate Will Approve Military Strikes

A Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “guardedly optimistic” that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.

09/06/2013

President Barack Obama sits with Speaker of the House John Boehner. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Boehner Says He Supports Obama on Syria

House Speaker John Boehner says he will support President Barack Obama’s call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use .

09/03/2013

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