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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 07:58 PM EDT

Political Choreography Behind Return From Shutdown

Political Choreography Behind Return From Shutdown

Emails obtained by the News4 I-Team reveal the political choreography and strategy top government officials shared the morning of Oct. 17 as the government shutdown was lifted and hundreds of thousands of...

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 09:05 AM EDT

No Retreat: GOP Vows to Fight Obamacare

No Retreat: GOP Vows to Fight Obamacare

The voters expecting to see reflection or remorse from Republicans after their fiscal walloping are still hearing a familiar party line on Obamacare: no retreat, according to NBC News.

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM EDT

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Cruz Tells Iowa GOP His Tactics Helped Unite Party

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz once again preached his fiery brand of conservatism in a nearly 45-minute speech to influential Iowa Republicans at the state GOP's annual Reagan fundraising dinner.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM EDT

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:53 AM EDT

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for a comprehensive immigration reform bill remain cloudy after the government shutdown fiasco as activists continue to push their cause, according to NBC News.

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