Budget

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Shutdown negotiations finally begin

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | House Republicans offer compromises and meet with the president while facing poll numbers showing Democrats winning the blame game

Obama not budging

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | The president continues to refuse to negotiate with House Republicans as the debt-ceiling deadline nears

Shutdown saga continues

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | As the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend, Catholics in the military may have to miss Mass

Ceiling dealings

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | Early October budget battle is a preview of bigger fight over the debt limit

Could the Republicans’ ‘piecemeal approach’ work?

By Timothy Lamer
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Government | A question yesterday from CNN reporter Dana Bash clearly got under the skin of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during a press conference about the…

Monumental arrogance

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | Have you been to the World War II Memorial in Washington? Not a great monument, but at least it doesn’t need a huge amount of upkeep. The pillars make it…

Senate tosses budget ball back to House

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Politics | Less than 24-hours from a government shutdown, congressional lawmakers trade barbs and point fingers

Funding hot potato goes back to House

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | Republicans must now decide whether to drop it or risk getting burned

Nation’s nuke program blows through extra $16 billion

By Michael Cochrane
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Government | The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) racked up $16 billion in cost overruns on 10 major projects that are a combined 38 years behind schedule,

Dodgy business

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | Lawmakers join the president in avoiding decisive moves on foreign and domestic fronts

Do poverty policies need surface adjustments or deep reform?

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | President Barack Obama is promoting poverty policies that “trap people in poverty,” Wisconsin congressman (and last year’s Republican vice presidential…

Ohio terminates Planned Parenthood funding with pro-life budget

By Alissa Robertson
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Abortion | While Texas Gov. Rick Perry battles grid-locking filibusters and raucous mobs, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is presiding over the “most pro-life budget in…

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