Senate passes budget bill and sends it to Obama

Senate passes budget bill and sends it to Obama – The Boston Globe >by: David M. Herszenhorn |New York Times  October 31, 2015|RePost: 11/02/2015 2:18:26 PM| WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a crucial bipartisan budget agreement early Friday that would avert a government default and end nearly five years of pitched battles between congressional Republicans and the Obama administration over fiscal policy. The measure, which was approved 64-35, now goes […]

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Washington’s fight over another government shutdown

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington on August 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene.

Washington’s fight over the budget might shut down the government again >by: Lisa Mascaro | 07/31/2015 | RePost: 08/01/2015 2:42:51 AM | WASHINGTON — Despite promises that it won’t come to this, Congress and the White House are charging toward another government shutdown. The next fiscal crisis could come as soon as Oct. 1 unless a new government spending plan is approved. But with House members having left Wednesday for […]

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Obama dismisses GOP shutdown threat on immigration

Obama dismisses GOP shutdown threat on immigration AP| 11/16/2014 2:00 AM EST |RePost: 11/18/2014 2:17:32 PM| BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — President Barack Obama says the threat of a government shutdown by Republicans doesn’t affect the timing of his executive action on immigration. He says the main factor is getting it right. He says any action he takes will require changes to how the Homeland Security Department operates. Obama is considering […]

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How GOP control in 2015 will terrorize a nation

Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz

America’s looming freak show: How GOP control in 2015 will terrorize a nation – with no political repercussion – Salon.com! Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz (Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/photo montage by Salon) >by Joan Walsh Salon| Friday, Oct 17, 2014 07:00 AM EST |RePost 10/25/2014 5:53:11 AM | I’m an optimist who’s expert at finding silver linings – American progressives have to be — but the case rapidly picking up steam […]

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