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    Snow closes DC but much of government still runs

    The White House canceled its daily news briefing. Vice President Joe Biden dropped plans to attend a retreat for congressional Democrats. As a snowstorm socked the nation’s capital, much of the federal government closed Thursday for busine...

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM

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    As Ted Cruz sits out filibuster, Senate OKs debt increase

    The Senate approved a yearlong increase in the nation’s borrowing limit Wednesday, settling until well after this year’s congressional elections an issue that had triggered three years of gridlock and confrontation between the White ...

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

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    Senate to take up debt ceiling, could be a fillibuster fight

    The Senate plans to vote today on raising the debt celing, but could need at least five Republican senators to cross the aisle in order to pass it because of a threatened GOP filibuster. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he plans a filibuste...

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

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    Tea party loses as House approves debt ceiling increase without condition

    The House of Representatives voted narrowly Tuesday to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, likely averting a potential default while also suggesting that the tea-party politics that drove the Republicans to three years of unified fiscal and b...

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:21 PM

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    Republicans concede debt limit fight

    The fractured House Republicans will allow an increase in the debt limit to go for a vote without concessions, but Speaker John Boehner can’t guarantee enough Republican support for it to pass.

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM

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    Treasury Secretary warns Feb. 27 is debt limit deadline

    By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON --Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress on Friday that the nation is likely to run short of money to pay its bills by Feb. 27 unless lawmakers agree to pass an increase in the de...

    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:33 PM

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    Faced with a raucous caucus, Boehner fishes for an inducement from Democrats to raise debt limit

    Republicans in the House of Representatives are in disarray over what to do about paying the nation’s bills, with the deadline looming and the party divided on whether to demand concessions from the White House in return for raising the bo...

    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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    Clay Aiken just the newest in long line of celebs jumping to politics

    At a closed-door meeting once in Boise, Idaho, a group of Republican governors quizzed actor-turned-aspiring-politico Arnold Schwarzenegger on the secret of raising money for a campaign.

    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM

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    Some in Congress see just one option for NSA spying: Scrap it

    Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee blasted the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records on Tuesday and said it’s a misuse of authority granted by Congress under the Patriot Act.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

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    Congressional junkets coming back strong

    Members of Congress took more free trips last year than at any time since ethics rules were tightened in the wake of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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