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Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.

Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13?

Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13?

Now that the government has reopened, attention turns to the next phase of the spending fight, a battle that is far from over.

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

The government shutdown has taken a toll on the nation’s economy and despite a deal that sidesteps a debt default and restarts the government (at least for a few months), growth forecasts for the last quarter of the year are being scaled back.

As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown

As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown

The crisis is over, though it may be temporary…

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Bringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.

Fitch Places U.S. Under Review For A Credit Downgrade

Fitch Places U.S. Under Review For A Credit Downgrade

Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit ratings agencies, issued a warning shot today, saying that while it affirmed the United States’ AAA credit rating, it was placing it on “rating watch negative.”

Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt And KISS Among Rock Hall Nominees

Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt And KISS Among Rock Hall Nominees

The nominees for this year’s of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees have been announced and the band that many love to hate (or hate to love?) is back on the list.

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

The partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we’ve been here before.

Report: Parks Shutdown Saps $750 Million In Visitor Spending

Report: Parks Shutdown Saps $750 Million In Visitor Spending

An estimated 7 million people have been shut out at 12 of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks, costing parks and nearby communities about $76 million in lost visitor spending for each day the partial government shutdown drags on.