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Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Senate Leaders Announce Budget DealSenate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on Wednesday aimed at avoiding a default and restarting the government after House Republicans failed to produce a plan of their own that could pass muster.

Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of Possible Thaw

Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of Possible ThawIt's Day 10 of the partial federal government shutdown, and the big news is a meeting between President Obama and a select group of House Republicans.

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week TwoThe second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

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.

No end in sight as government shutdown begins

No end in sight as government shutdown beginsIt's happened: With lawmakers in Washington at loggerheads over the same issues they've been arguing about for more than five years, the federal government has partially shut down.

Redistricting Board adopts final plan

Redistricting Board adopts final planIn a half-hour meeting on a Sunday afternoon, the Alaska Redistricting Board unanimously agreed on a new electoral map.

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly BlastAnother year passes without the mine safety reform promised by members of Congress and President Obama in the wake of the worst mine disaster in this country in 40 years.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Says He Will Step Down

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Says He Will Step DownThe chairman of the Federal Communication Commission announced during a staff meeting on Friday that he intends to step down "in the coming weeks."

House Gives OK To $982 Billion Short-Term Spending Bill

House Gives OK To $982 Billion Short-Term Spending BillThe House has approved a bill to fund the federal government through the end of September.