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Markets thrilled with possible debt limit deal

Oct 10, 2013
Some House Republicans are inching toward a debt ceiling deal.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013, Congress, GOP

Ultimatums are for children and Congress: Listeners respond to the shutdown

Oct 1, 2013
In response to the shutdown of the federal government, we asked for your experiences with giving others financial ultimatums.
Posted In: Congress, government shutdown 2013, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Government shutdown causes problems online too

Oct 1, 2013
The shutdown is causing many federal agencies -- and their websites -- to close down.
Posted In: Tech, government shutdown, Congress

Why the shutdown won't save money: Fights in 90s cost $1.5B

Sep 30, 2013
Democrats and Republicans appear unable to reach common ground on a budget before the government shuts down.
Posted In: government shutdown, Affordable Care Act, Congress

A government shutdown will affect jobs -- and jobs numbers

Sep 30, 2013
We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.
Posted In: government shutdown, budget, Congress, jobs numbers, jobs report, Europe

Washington can get back to fixing the economy now

Sep 16, 2013
Now that a nomination fight over Larry Summers has been avoided, Washington can get back to work fixing the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Congress

August is a busy season for interest groups

Aug 29, 2013
August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
Posted In: lobbyist, Washington, Congress, Congressional recess

It's the return of the debt ceiling debate

Aug 27, 2013
Brace yourself. The debt ceiling showdown is coming back.
Posted In: debt ceiling, Congress

Pentagon reduces furlough days for civilian workers

Aug 8, 2013
It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, Congress, Pentagon

The two most important surveillance stories this week

Aug 1, 2013
Newly revealed documents suggest deeper and more widespread NSA surveillance of emails and chat messages. And Oakland, California approves a plan for a new local surveillance center.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, surveillance, Congress

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