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Tom Foley, 'an unusually civil politician,' dies

10/19/2013 12:48am
Tom Foley was born in 1929, the year of the great stock market crash, and grew up in Spokane during World War II. These experiences shaped his viewpoint during a long political career, which culminated with him becoming the first Speaker of the House to hail from west of the Rocky Mountains.

Missed chances to seal budget deal early

10/19/2013 1:57am
It always seemed likely that the partial government shutdown would end with a deal largely on President Barack Obama's terms. But that outcome wasn't preordained.

Obama, Dems are unified now but face tough tests

10/19/2013 2:10am
For President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, this month's budget battles brought about a remarkable period of party unity, a welcome change for the White House after a summer of disputes over possible military action in Syria, government spying programs and the president's pick to lead the Federal Reserve.

Fed-up voters meet the enemy and it is ... them?

10/19/2013 6:37am
Hey, fed-up Americans, here's a scary thought after the dispiriting spectacle of the government shutdown: You're the ones who sent these members of Congress to Washington, and they really are a reflection of you.

Cruz: Senate won't make same mistake in next fight

10/19/2013 3:29pm
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that the GOP lost the government shutdown budget battle because some congressional Republicans turned on others, but that he doesn't think they will make the same mistake during the next political impasse.