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Budget crisis exposes deepening rift in GOP

10/18/2013 2:16am
Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP's popularity plunging to record lows.

For now, a last-minute end to twin fiscal crises

10/18/2013 2:38am
The government is open for business again.

Bill Young remembered for his 43 years in Congress

10/18/2013 11:16pm
Senior U.S. House Republican Bill Young was being remembered as a defense hawk, with a passion for looking after the needs of men and women in uniform and those of his constituents back in Florida. Young died Friday at age 82, a week after announcing from his hospital bed that he wouldn't seek a 23rd term.