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Schumer: ‘Mainstream Republicans’ Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted Cruz

Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.

10/13/2013

Arriving passengers wait for a ride outside Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

House Approves Measure To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic Controllers

Congress has easily approved legislation ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.

04/26/2013

File photo of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: Democrats To Ease Cuts With War Savings

Senate Republicans and Democrats gridlocked Tuesday over competing proposals to ease the impact of across-the-board spending cuts blamed for furloughs of air traffic controllers and flight delays for millions of travelers.

04/24/2013

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after leaving a closed-door briefing on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Dec. 13, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corker: Asian Leaders ‘Worried’ About Sequester Cuts On Defense

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.

04/03/2013

An air traffic controller monitors flights (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Air Traffic Tower Closures Will Strip Safety Net

The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own.

03/15/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov’t Acknowledges Thousands Released From Jails

After weeks of denials, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget concerns during three weeks in February. Four of the most serious offenders have been put back in detention.

03/14/2013

File photo of President Obama in a previous Whitehouse Easter (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House tours off, Easter egg roll on for now

The White House says it is going forward with plans for its 135-year tradition of the Easter egg roll, while dashing the hopes of some Iowa children who hoped to visit the president’s home.

03/07/2013

The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pentagon To Furlough Thousands Of Teachers In Response To Sequester

The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don’t lose their accreditation.

03/04/2013

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks during the White House daily briefing (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov’t: Budget Cuts Already Causing Airport Delays

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts.

03/04/2013

Republican leaders differed on their views of this past weekend's sequester budget cuts. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Views Sequester Differently, Boehner Calls Them ‘Silly’

Top Republican congressional leaders differ on their views of the sequester cuts.

03/03/2013

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