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House Republicans working on averting another shutdown
by Andrew Taylor - February 6, 2018 - 7:20am
House Republican leaders are grappling for a strategy to avert another US government shutdown at midnight Thursday.
Why it matters: Debt
by Andrew Taylor - September 2, 2016 - 3:00am
THE ISSUE: The federal government is borrowing about 1 out of 7 dollars it spends and steadily piling up debt — to the tune of about $14 trillion held by investors. Over the long term, that threatens the economy...
Obama: Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'
by Andrew Taylor - July 24, 2016 - 9:12pm
Pope and Congress: Francis is certain to challenge lawmakers
by Andrew Taylor - August 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis' remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for...
Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days
by Andrew Taylor - December 1, 2014 - 2:46am
Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks, while also seeking to avoid a government shutdown.
White House: 2014 deficit to drop $100B
by Andrew Taylor - July 13, 2014 - 2:09am
The government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, the White House said Friday.
New report: Budget deficit to drop to $514B
by Andrew Taylor - February 5, 2014 - 5:05am
A new report released yesterday says the government's budget deficit is set to fall to $514 billion for the current year, down substantially from last year and the lowest by far since President Barack Obama took...
US Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
by Andrew Taylor - January 17, 2014 - 8:31am
Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October's partial...
Emerging Senate proposal focus in budget battle
by Andrew Taylor - October 13, 2013 - 7:10am
The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a US default shifted to the Senate on yesterday, where leaders were in talks aimed at resolving the twin stalemates.
US lawmakers feeling heat from government shutdown
by Andrew Taylor - October 3, 2013 - 5:17am
Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down yesterday were buffeted by rising anger from across the nation about a partial government shutdown that ruined vacations, sapped businesses and closed military cemeteries...
Government powers down; Obama to address country
by Andrew Taylor - October 2, 2013 - 5:23am
Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown yesterday, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law reached the...
Despite Cruz, Senate heads toward Obamacare vote
by Andrew Taylor - September 26, 2013 - 2:05am
Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz' all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law surpassed the 21-hour mark yesterday with a harsh reality looming — a test vote the tea party conservative was...
GOP revises plan on debt limit to avert shutdown
by Andrew Taylor - September 19, 2013 - 6:23am
House GOP leaders yesterday announced that they will move quickly to raise the government's borrowing cap by attaching a wish list of GOP priorities like blocking "Obamacare," forcing construction of the Keystone...
New study warns of US long-term debt problems
by Andrew Taylor - September 18, 2013 - 4:25am
The government could run out of cash to pay its bills in full and on time sometime between the end of October and the middle of November if lawmakers fail to increase its $16.7 trillion borrowing cap, Congressional...
US estimates 2013 deficit at $642 billion
by Andrew Taylor - May 15, 2013 - 9:12am
The budget deficit for the current year is projected to come in well below what was estimated just a few months ago, according to a government study released Tuesday.
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