WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Caving into President Barack Obama's demands for a "clean" debt ceiling increase, Republicans in the House of Representatives agreed on Tuesday to advance legislation that extends U.S. borrowing authority for a year with no strings attached.
WASHINGTON, Oct 14- A month of combat in the U.S. Congress over government spending showed signs on Monday of giving way to a Senate deal to reopen shuttered federal agencies and prevent an economically damaging default on federal debt.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Establishment Republicans in Congress such as John McCain are openly scornful of him. But at a gathering of conservatives and Tea Party faithful in Washington on Friday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz was unapologetic, defiant and received like a conquering hero.
WASHINGTON, Oct 4- Eager to exploit divisions among Republicans, Democrats have hammered the message that the U.S. government shutdown is the work of a small segment of House of Representatives Republicans on the far right.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- With the U.S. government shutdown in its second day on Wednesday and no end in sight, a worrisome reality is sinking in on Capitol Hill: The standoff is merging with a much more complex fight in mid-October over raising the federal debt limit.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- President Barack Obama on Wednesday scrapped part of a long-planned trip to Asia and left the remainder of the trip in doubt as a U.S. government shutdown went into a second day with no end in sight to the funding battle in Congress that triggered it.
*Obama and Senate reject plan, call for full funding. WASHINGTON, Oct 1- President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to perform its most basic functions.
Reid instead called on the House to pass a Senate- approved measure that would keep the government funded through Nov. 15. Earlier on Monday, competing spending measures flew back and forth between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-led Senate with increasing rapidity and without any sign of compromise.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. government was headed toward a shutdown over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms using a temporary spending bill even as efforts emerged to try to negotiate a deal.
WASHINGTON, Sept 20- A familiar Washington melodrama- will they or won't they shut down the government- took center stage on Friday when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government but only if President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law is ransacked.
After bruising fights in GOP ranks over the "fiscal cliff" and aid for victims of super storm Sandy, Congress started a new session Thursday with Republicans more divided than ever.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.
Rep. Peter King, (R-NY), explains why he has questions about the Libyan attack; winning over swing votes; and Mitt Romney's stance on foreign policy.