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House's 2 Kings personify GOP split

10/02/2013 6:25am
Two Republican Kings _ who, for different reasons, voted against party leaders' last failed attempt to prevent President Barack Obama's health care overhaul from taking root _ personify a growing split within the GOP over both ideology and strategy.

House Dems offer immigration bill, fate uncertain

10/02/2013 12:37pm
House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled an immigration bill that provides a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally and tightens border security, and they warned of political fallout if House Republicans fail to act.

House rejects Democrats' attempt to end shutdown

10/02/2013 1:23pm
The Republican-run House has rejected an effort by Democrats to force a quick end to the partial government shutdown.

Tourist sites shut but you can hear lawmakers talk

10/02/2013 3:01pm
Tourists are pretty much locked out of Washington's monuments and museums, but those who want to hear lawmakers argue some more about the government shutdown are welcome to do it.

White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

10/02/2013 10:35pm
President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country.