Oct 17, 2013 — After two weeks of not working, furloughed employees are expected to be back at the job Thursday. But that might not be that simple.
Oct 4, 2013 — The day centered on a quote attributed to an unnamed source. But one thing President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner could agree on: Nobody's winning in Washington.
Oct 1, 2013 — Congress went down to the wire Monday night but still failed to compromise on a spending bill, resulting in a partial government shutdown.
Sep 30, 2013 — Surveys conducted in the past week or so by Pew, CNN and Gallup show that more Americans think a shutdown would be the fault of Republicans rather than the president.
Oct 5, 2011 — From the Democratic perspective, the beauty of such a surtax comes from how voters across the ideological spectrum have expressed approval for higher taxes on the wealthy to reduce federal deficits and for job creation. Not surprisingly, Democratic voters show the strongest support but there's significant support among Republicans, too.
May 13, 2011 — Kohl, who at 76 has been in the Senate since 1989, was viewed as a relatively safe seat for Democrats since it was thought he could fend off any Republican challenge in part because of his deep pockets as he's done in the past.
Mar 29, 2011 — Sen. Schumer experienced the perils of the telephone conference call when he unwittingly rehearsed his anti-GOP talking points with his colleagues and, unbeknown to him, reporters who quietly listened.
Mar 28, 2011 — Republicans and Democrats seemed hopelessly deadlocked over reaching a pact on spending for the rest of the fiscal year with a government shutdown looming. But Senate Democrats were looking ahead to pick their next fight against any GOP effort to slow the growth of entitlements like Social Security.
Nov 30, 2010 — Murray took a job other Senate Democrats declined because of having to defend 23 seats versus the nine seats the GOP will be defending. Murray just won her own close race