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John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with Obama

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with Obama

Speaker 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 begins

It’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 plan

In 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 Blast

Another 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 Down

The 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 Bill

The House has approved a bill to fund the federal government through the end of September.

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama’s own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Critics Question Witness List Ahead Of Immigration Hearing

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday may be one of the few to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Some worry that the House hearing signals Republicans’ continued opposition to compromise.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

What’s Behind Rubio’s ‘Full Circle Back’ On Immigration?

What’s Behind Rubio’s ‘Full Circle Back’ On Immigration?

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears to have reversed his views on an earned path to citizenship, which in a Tea Party-backed 2010 campaign he called “code for amnesty.” Some critics say the young Cuban-American lawmaker seems to be looking ahead to 2016 and a possible White House bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton ends her tenure as secretary of state Friday a respected national figure with sky high approval ratings. “I don’t see myself getting back into politics,” she says. But that hasn’t slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us