| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and House Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and edged Washington to the verge of a historic, economy-...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:43 PM
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is supporting a proposal aimed at ending the current partial government shutdown.
Murkowski's office says the proposal from Maine Sen. Susan Collins would fund the government for six months while repealing the medical device tax...
| Sep 30, 2013
WASHINGTON — With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president’s health care law.
| Oct 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. ...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fool's errand or heroic stand?
The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:36 AM
With the slip of a finger on the keyboard, The New York Times may have inadvertently handed any future Charlie Dent opponent a gift.
In an online story Tuesday afternoon about the budget standoff, the newspaper referred to the Lehigh Valley Republican...
| Oct 15, 2013
Liberals constantly lecture, more in theatrical sorrow than in actual anger, about their eagerness to compromise with Republicans, just not with Republicans who are — liberal moderation expresses itself immoderately — hostage-taking...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives are beginning to foment a revolt of their own — a backlash to anti-spending tea party shrillness as budget cuts begin to significantly...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Three years ago, Republicans running for statewide office got trounced, with their top candidate, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., winning less than 42 percent in his rematch with Gov. Martin O'Malley. Nobody else got more than 39 percent, and the GOP...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:36 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:02 PM
It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to.
But on Friday, his sister Sandra...