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Vote to End Shutdown Could Linger in 2014

A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.

10/17/2013

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate and House Approve Deal to Fund Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Sixteen days into the government shutdown, the Senate and House voted Wednesday evening to end the fiscal stalemate.

10/16/2013

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walk to a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Vote Called Off to Reopen Government, Avert Default

A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.

10/15/2013

Former Alaska Gov. 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: ‘Defaulting On Our National Debt Is An Impeachable Offense’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin believes President Barack Obama should be impeached if he raises the debt ceiling without the backing of Congress.

10/15/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leaves a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Caught On Hot Mic: ‘We’re Gonna Win This’

One top Republican is confident that they will get the Democrats to blink first in the government shutdown.

10/03/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about Obamacare during a news conference on Capitol Hill, September 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz Relents In Early Senate Skirmish

In a break with tea party-aligned Senate conservatives, Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday he will not vote to block legislation aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown, even though Democrats intend to rewrite it to restore funds needed to keep the nation’s three-year-old health care law in existence

09/23/2013

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Conservative Group Presses McConnell On Health Law

A conservative group is launching a radio ad challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to oppose any money for President Barack Obama’s health care law even if it means triggering a government shutdown.

08/27/2013

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Obama Economic Tour Buffeted By Low Expectations

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama’s series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the system in Washington — including the president. A […]

07/25/2013

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republicans Await ‘Obamacare’ Disaster In 2014

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.”

05/26/2013

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Jan. 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

IRS Commissioner Told Congress In March 2012 Agency Was Not Targeting Groups Based On Political Views

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

05/10/2013

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