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  • Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse

    Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse
    WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise, but the day drew to a close with no indication that they had made significant progress.
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...

    Republican moderates hold key to ending government shutdown

    Republican moderates hold key to ending government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...

    Government shutdown: A way out for the GOP

    Government shutdown: A way out for the GOP
    Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no government shutdown, and no implementation of Obamacare. As of Tuesday, the GOP had failed on...

    McManus: Grover Norquist the has-been

    McManus: Grover Norquist the has-been
    Grover Norquist is losing his grip. It once seemed as if Washington's most powerful anti-tax crusader had the Republican Party firmly in hand. Signing Norquist's public pledge not to raise taxes was almost mandatory in GOP politics. Nine of the 10...