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We're one week away from the debt ceiling deadline and a temporary solution may be in sight. But is it the right move, and what about the long term?
President Obama will first talk with Senate Democrats today, followed by a meeting with Republican leadership.
In the Crossfire tonight, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who is among the Democrats meeting with the president, and Senator Ted Cruz, who has been at forefront of the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.
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(CNN) -- The Los Angeles Times headline said it all: "Rep. Paul Ryan Fails to Close Republican Divide."
But once again, Republicans have decided to cannibalize themselves viciously and needlessly instead of uniting over common goals.
Washington (CNN) – The Senate unexpectedly approved House-passed legislation on Thursday to restore military death benefits that were cut due to the government shutdown.
The move came at the insistence of Republican senators who said they wanted a legislative fix to fund the benefits despite a plan finalized by the Obama administration Wednesday to have a private charity–Fisher House–cover the cost of the benefits until the government shutdown is resolved.