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Treasury: New Debt-Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy

Treasury: New Debt-Ceiling Fight Could Derail EconomyThe Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with Obama

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with ObamaSpeaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, stepped out of the White House yesterday after a 90-minute meeting with President Obama and reported no progress.

What Shutdown? WWII Vets Ignore Barricades To See Memorial

What Shutdown? WWII Vets Ignore Barricades To See MemorialWith the help of some Congress members and their staff, who distracted police and brought down the barricades, the veterans made their way into the memorial, as tourists cheered.

Senators Announce Bill That Ends NSA Phone Records Collection

Senators Announce Bill That Ends NSA Phone Records CollectionFour U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian Crisis

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian CrisisIn a prime-time speech that followed two weeks of high-stakes drama, President Obama asked the American people to support a military strike against Syria, even as he pursued a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

U.S. ‘Ought To Respect’ State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

U.S. ‘Ought To Respect’ State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy SaysThe Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he's done waiting for answers about how the Justice Department will handle marijuana offenses in states that have legalized small amounts of the drug.

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’The morning's major scoop comes from The Washington Post: "The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008."

U.S. Is ‘Through The Worst Of Yesterday’s Winds,’ Obama Says

U.S. Is ‘Through The Worst Of Yesterday’s Winds,’ Obama SaysPresident Obama on Wednesday launched another effort to lay out his vision for with a midday speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., in which he hit themes familiar to those who followed his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms CordrayIn the shadow of a dramatic showdown over the filibuster of White House nominations, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights LawBy a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.