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A Boehner spokesman declined to comment to Roll Call when asked if he could rule out a shutdown over the issue. The letter
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The office of Rep. Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, also released a video Monday
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"I regret that Senate Republican leadership did not stand united with House Republicans during the fight to defund Obamacare
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“President Obama promised to bring hope and change to Washington," wrote Boustany in an Oct. 1 statement on his website. "Instead
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12. Misjudging Obama Congress mirrors our socially divided culture. Members have little contact with those in the other party
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"The Republican conference has got a very hard view and has given their leadership a very short leash," Hoyer said. "So the
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But in order for the measure to pass in the Senate quickly, it would require unanimous consent. That would include the approval
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A content analysis of the language used by Republican leaders in news and social media shows "debt" overtaking "Obamacare" in the words most frequently used in GOP quotes and sound bites.
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This week was dominated by the ongoing Congressional hostage drama. Democrats trumpeted a poll showing more Americans blame the GOP (53 percent) than Obama (31 percent) -- with the GOP garnering a record low approval rating. But while the White House may be winning the battle, it's the country that continues to lose the war. With 7.3 percent unemployment, and 20 million people unemployed or underemployed, the fact that all notions of "compromise" are taken only to mean some mix of further self-destructive cuts -- instead of investing in infrastructure building and a real jobs program -- shows just how far the economic debate has been shut down. At some point, this manufactured crisis will end, but it will take a lot more than getting back to the status quo to release the true hostages: the poor, the middle class and the American Dream.
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The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.
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While they remain in Washington to deal with the small problems of getting 800,000 furloughed federal workers back on the
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An analysis of the words used by national leaders in news and social media discussion of the crisis shows that Democrats have, indeed, used that emotionally charged language -- and they should use it more often.
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That has prompted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other GOP senators to seek their own possible resolution
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Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) took credit for the plan to separate the debt limit from a continuing resolution, telling reporters
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"Republicans may let one hostage go, but they are keeping a gun to the head of the other, while reserving the right to kidnap
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A poll released Wednesday found Americans' approval of Congress dropping near all-time lows as the government shutdown continues
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“Imagine replacing the guys responsible for all this gridlock and double speak with Democratic women who are actually running
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But many of his colleagues, particularly in the House GOP's right flank, have refused to back down. Comments made by Rep
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"What the Republicans in the House are telling -- because they're the ones that set the agenda -- all these federal workers