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Reid: Soft-spoken, combative Obama partner vs GOP

10/14/2013 2:00am
Harry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn't wait for White House officials to declare their view of high-stakes talks over the government shutdown and debt.

Shutdown driving debate over role of government

10/14/2013 2:02am
The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.

Historians put an asterisk on US debt claim

10/14/2013 11:55am
You hear a perfect record cited over and over in the debt limit debate: The United States has never defaulted. Better put an asterisk by that.

Reid, McConnell optimistic on debt-shutdown deal

10/14/2013 12:54pm
The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on an agreement to prevent a national financial default and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown.

Shutdown deal in sight? Reid, McConnell optimistic

10/14/2013 7:56pm
Racing the clock, the Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders closed in on a deal Monday night to avoid an economy-menacing Treasury default and end the two-week partial government shutdown.