Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.
The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.
Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.
Republicans will continue to talk down the economy for the next two months specifically because they want the economy, and the country, to suffer in order to win an election.
Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.
Mitt Romney has provided no details, not even a hint, of what his immigration plan is. Either this is a lousy sales job, which is bad, or he has no idea there’s a difference between running Bain Capital and running the nation, which is worse.
On Wall Street, all three major indices dropped more than 2 percent Tuesday following news that consumers cut their spending in June.
Both the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate are throwing their weight behind a debt-limit agreement sealed with President Barack Obama and top leaders of Congress.
Executives from the country’s biggest banks met with U.S. Treasury officials Friday to discuss how debt auctions will be handled if Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit before Tuesday’s deadline.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says failure to the national debt crisis threatens New Yorkers’ Social Security and veterans’ benefits checks.