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  • Victorville-to-Vegas bullet-train plan imperiled by U.S. loan denial

    Victorville-to-Vegas bullet-train plan imperiled by U.S. loan denial
    Federal transportation officials have halted their consideration of a $5.5-billion government loan to a private company that has planned for years to build a high-speed train between Victorville and Las Vegas. The decision represents a major setback for...
  • Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself

    Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself
    SPARKS, Nev. — A middle school crowded with parents dropping off their children and students hurrying to class erupted into chaos Monday morning as a student drew a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire, killing a teacher and wounding two students...
  • Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell

    Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell
    Payback among some conservatives continued apace Friday, the fallout from the budget deal that brought the government shutdown to an end this week even as it illuminated the sometimes competing ambitions of Republican factions. The Senate...
  • Government shutdown votes spark payback, anger and fundraising

    Government shutdown votes spark payback, anger and fundraising
    The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin! Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy...
  • McConnell delivers; Boehner can't

    McConnell delivers; Boehner can't
    God bless Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader isn't an especially lovable figure. Even many of his fellow conservatives are lukewarm about him. He's colorless and charisma-free. He's a thoroughgoing partisan who has launched more filibusters...
  • Did Congress learn anything?

     Did Congress learn anything?
    House Republicans should consider themselves lucky to have wound up empty-handed after triggering a 16-day government shutdown and threatening to turn the United States into a deadbeat borrower. Had Senate leaders not rushed to the rescue, cutting a...
  • Government crisis is averted – for now

    Government crisis is averted – for now
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval late Wednesday to a budget compromise, ending a 16-day government shutdown and averting the possibility of a default on the nation's bills, as a bitter partisan stalemate concluded with Republicans conceding...
  • Live blog: Senate, House expected to OK shutdown/debt deal tonight

    Live blog: Senate, House expected to OK shutdown/debt deal tonight
    The Senate shutdown/debt limit deal announced earlier today continues to build momentum, with the Senate expected to approve the measure tonight. The House is then expected to give its final approval before sending the bill to the White House, though many...
  • Senate votes overwhelmingly to end shutdown, debt limit debate

    Senate votes overwhelmingly to end shutdown, debt limit debate
    WASHINGTON -- By an overwhelming vote, the Senate passed a budget compromise Wednesday night that would temporarily reopen federal agencies and allow the Treasury to continue borrowing to pay the nation’s bills, averting the possibility of a default...
  • Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?

    Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?
    WASHINGTON — In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed the beliefs he said united Republicans, urging them not to "confuse tactics with principles." "The differences between us are dwarfed by the...
  • Government shutdown: Bill to reopen agencies heads to Obama

    Government shutdown: Bill to reopen agencies heads to Obama
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday night to a budget compromise that would temporarily reopen federal agencies and allow the Treasury to continue borrowing to pay the nation’s bills, averting the possibility of a default...