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Getty Images - Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray crafted budget deal that cleared the U.S. House on Thursday
Getty Images - Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray crafted budget deal that cleared the U.S. House on Thursday

Bipartisan Budget Deal Clears U.S. House

 

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans.
 
    The 332-94 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where Republicans are more skeptical. But

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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Plan to End Shutdown Inching Foreward

One Republican senator says he's more optimistic now that he has been in the past two weeks.
 
    Mike Johanns of Nebraska spoke after a two-hour meeting between Senate Republicans and President Barack Obama at the White House

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Mass. US House Delegation Seeking To End Shutdown

Massachusetts' all-Democratic U.S. House delegation is calling on Republican Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on a resolution to end the government shutdown.

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Government Shutdown Could Delay Fuel Assistance Program

Millions of low-income Americans could face delays in receiving help paying their heating bills and monthly rent if the federal government shutdown lingers several more weeks.
 
    That's according to local agencies and state officials who administer the programs

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Poll: GOP Gets the Blame in Shutdown

A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown.

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Obama Invites House Democrats to the White House

President Barack Obama is having House Democrats to the White House as a showdown over the budget extends into its ninth day.

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No End In Sight For Government Shutdown

One week into the partial shutdown of the federal government, President Obama is digging in his heels.  In a White House news conference, the President said he is willing to negotiate with House Republicans but not until they agree to end the shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling

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Most Furloughed Defense Workers Return to Work in Rhode Island

Most of the civilian military employees in Rhode Island furloughed by the government shutdown, have been called back to work.

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Lots Of Talk, Still No Action On Government Shutdown

 

Lawmakers are back at work as the partial shutdown of the federal government pushes into a second week. 

House Speaker John Boehner again complained that President Obama refuses to sit down and negotiate with Republicans.  H

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