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Budget fight offers crash course on Congress

10/07/2013 11:51am
If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law's sales tax on heart pacemakers and MRI machines, then why isn't that happening?

Back pay for furloughed workers slows in Senate

10/07/2013 5:01pm
A bill the House passed to guarantee that furloughed federal workers receive back pay after the partial government shutdown is resolved seems to have hit a snag in the Senate.

Social Security judge accused of disability scheme

10/07/2013 5:09pm
A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia collaborated with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, according to a report released Monday by congressional investigators.

Debt limit overtaking shutdown as US crisis focus

10/07/2013 10:47pm
A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas. A gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the threats.