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Firebrand Senator Ted Cruz apologizes for U.S. spending bill ruckus
www.reuters.com
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Tea Party firebrand who nearly provoked the second government shutdown in a little over a year, on Tuesday apologized to his fellow Republicans for a strategy that backfired. [...]
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Obama says he’ll sign government spending bill passed by Congress
www.reuters.com
President Barack Obama said on Monday he planned to sign a $1.1 trillion spending bill that was passed over the weekend by Congress to lift the threat of a government shutdown. [...]
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Senate passes shutdown reprieve, funding fight drags on
www.reuters.com
The Senate passed a five-day extension of federal funding on Saturday, staving off a government shutdown and buying lawmakers more time to resolve a fight over a longer, $1.1 trillion [...]
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Senate Avoids Shutdown For Now
blogs.rollcall.com
The Senate avoided a government shutdown with hours to spare Saturday - at least for a few more days. [...]
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U.S. House Republican floats plan to defund immigration order but avoid shutdown
www.reuters.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. House Republican on Tuesday floated a plan to avoid a government shutdown fight in December while also setting a path for undoing sweeping immigration changes President Barack Obama is expected to execute. [...]
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Senator disowns inflammatory language in Cruz coloring book
www.washingtontimes.com
Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz still believes in his anti-Obamacare stance that, political pundits argue, helped bring about this year's 16-day government shutdown. [...]
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Jobs strength puts Fed on hot seat.
online.wsj.com
The U.S. job market showed surprising resilience in October despite a partial government shutdown for half the month, rekindling debate about whether the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to rein in its signature easy-money program. [...]
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Conservative Group Attacks McConnell on TV (Updated)
atr.rollcall.com
Update 12:03 p.m. | The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it will air a 30-second attack ad against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing the Kentucky Republican of wavering in his fight against the president’s health care law during the government shutdown debate. [...]
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Tea Party’€™s victory: Americans will not forget who warned of impending disaster
www.worldtribune.com
The conventional wisdom is wrong. The mainstream media — and their parrots in the Republican establishment — are claiming that President Barack Obama decisively won the government shutdown battle. [...]
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Tax season delayed due to shutdown
money.cnn.com
The start of the 2014 tax season, which was scheduled for Jan. 21, will be delayed by one to two weeks, the IRS announced Tuesday. I'm a little surprised this is not being blamed on George Bush too! [...]
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Obama & DOD nix benefits due fallen soldiers’ families – Part 1: The back-story
www.examiner.com
“Boneheaded” and “In your face, middle finger to the military families” – comments by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) concerning the decision by the Pentagon to not deliver death benefits to families of fallen soldiers during the government shutdown. [...]
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Ted Cruz, media and the recent PEW analysis: 71% oppose Obamacare
www.examiner.com
In politics, controlling the conversation seems important, so an analysis of two separate-yet-related conversations on Twitter—one about the government shutdown [...]
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Reid blames shutdown on Cruz’s presidential ambitions
dailycaller.com
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blamed the Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions for the government shutdown, saying Cruz took the stand to further his 2016 plans. [...]
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Matthews smears Republicans: ‘Do they still count blacks as three-fifths of a vote?’ [VIDEO]
dailycaller.com
MSNBC host Chris Matthews praised President Barack Obama for his response to the end of the partial government shutdown while claiming Republicans and the tea party believed in the Three-Fifths Compromise and the birther conspiracy theory. [...]
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US shutdown: Senate reaches fiscal deal
www.bbc.co.uk
Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate have struck a cross-party deal to end a partial government shutdown and raise the US debt limit. [...]
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