Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide.
WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall most of the roughly 400,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America's armed forces.
WASHINGTON, Oct 4- House Republicans huddled on Friday to plot their next move on the fourth day of a U.S. government shutdown that many fear will drag on until bickering Washington politicians reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default.
That is the date Congress must raise the nation's borrowing authority or risk default, and members of Congress now expect it to be the flashpoint for a larger clash over the U.S. budget as well as President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
While lawmakers continue to spar over a possible shutdown resolution, the Washington Post compiled a list of officials ranging from Senate leaders to little-known members of the House of Representatives who have signed onto the movement.
After more than an hour of talks at the White House that did not lead to a breakthrough, the White House issued a statement saying that Obama remains hopeful that "common sense will prevail" in the budget standoff.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama rejected Republican entreaties to negotiate over his healthcare law on Wednesday as a condition for their agreement to approve legislation that would end a government shutdown, Democratic leaders said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but a solution seemed unlikely as both sides dug in for what could be a long stalemate.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama and congressional leaders began a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, a White House official said, as they tried to find a way to end a government shutdown.
*Obama cancels overseas visits to Malaysia, Philippines. WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama scaled back a long-planned trip to Asia on Wednesday and planned a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress that both sides said was unlikely to yield an end to the government shutdown.
*Obama cancels overseas visits to Malaysia, Philippines. WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and planned to meet with congressional leaders on Wednesday as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama will meet the four top leaders of Congress at the White House on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reopen the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling, a White House official said.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- President Barack Obama placed separate calls to congressional leaders on Monday evening as a midnight deadline for a government shutdown drew closer, a White House official said.
Obama called Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the official said.
*Senate bill would operate government for six weeks. "Over the next three days, House Republicans will have to decide whether to join the Senate and keep the government open or shut it down because they can't get their way on an issue that has nothing to do with the deficit," Obama said in a statement to reporters at the White House.
*Senate passes bill to operate government for six weeks. As expected, the Senate passed a straight-forward emergency-funding measure to keep the government running through. bring a week-long Senate debate to a close, in the end, no Republicans voted to pass the bill.
*Weekend sessions of Congress set. WASHINGTON, Sept 27- The U.S. government braced on Friday for the possibility of a partial shutdown of operations on Oct. 1 as Congress struggled to pass an emergency spending bill that Republicans want to use to achieve Tea Party- backed goals, such as defunding the new healthcare reform law.
*Democratic-led Senate gets ready for showdown votes. WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Key Democrats and Republicans said on Sunday that they expect a bitterly divided Congress to somehow come together and avert a U.S. government shutdown in eight days.
NEW YORK, Sept 21- George Soros, the 83- year-old billionaire investor, philanthropist and supporter of liberal political causes, married for a third time on Saturday, tying the knot with education consultant Tamiko Bolton.