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Automatic cuts re-emerge as budget battle issue

10/15/2013 12:14am
The broad, automatic spending cuts known as sequestration have re-emerged as a central issue in efforts to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.

House GOP preps separate debt limit, funding bill

10/15/2013 7:49am
House Republican leaders are planning to push their own bill to reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

GOP blasts Obama for terror trial plans

10/15/2013 7:53am
The Obama administration's plan to try a suspected al-Qaida senior operative in federal court is kicking up a storm with Republicans in Congress.

Pelosi says she's 'optimistic' about debt deal

10/15/2013 2:40pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is "optimistic" that a deal can still be reached to prevent the nation from defaulting on its debt.

House to vote Tuesday night on budget bill

10/15/2013 2:57pm
A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation that would reopen the government and avert a financial default.

Competing House, Senate shutdown, debt limit plans

10/15/2013 6:04pm
A comparison of House and Senate plans for ending the government shutdown and extending the federal debt limit, as of Tuesday evening. House Republicans withdrew their plan late Tuesday before a vote after it became clear it would have been defeated. Further changes in the Senate proposal are possible.

On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate

10/15/2013 10:25pm
Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.