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On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate tries to approve funding but it's almost too late

Sep. 30, 2023 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is on the brink of a federal government shutdown after hard-right Republicans in Congress rejected a longshot effort to keep offices open as they fight for steep spending cuts and strict border security measures that Democrats and the White House say are too extreme. ...

A government shutdown is nearing this weekend. What does it mean, who's hit and what's next?

Sep. 30, 2023 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is headed towards a shutdown this weekend that could disrupt many government services, squeeze federal employees and roil politics as Republicans in the House, fueled by hard-right demands to slash budgets, force a confrontation over federal spending. ...

Biden says shutdown isn't his fault. Will Americans agree?

Sep. 30, 2023 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a likely government shutdown, the White House wants to make sure any blame falls at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue — specifically on House Republicans. After all, it's House Republicans who have been paralyzed by their inability to pass a...

McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the government open collapses, making a shutdown almost certain

Sep. 29, 2023 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open collapsed in dramatic fashion Friday as a robust faction of hard-right holdouts rejected the package, making a shutdown almost certain. McCarthy’s right-flank...

A last-ditch Republican funding effort collapses in the House, leaving the government on the verge of a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 13:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch Republican funding effort collapses in the House, leaving the government on the verge of a shutdown.

Shutdown's shadow, Biden's speech and arguing the case: Takeaways from the House impeachment hearing

Sep. 29, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday are holding the first hearing of their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and their effort to tie the him to the business dealings to his son Hunter. It’s a high-stakes opening act for Republicans as they begin a process...

McCarthy rejects Senate spending bill while scrambling for a House plan that averts a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown appeared all but inevitable as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy dug in Thursday, vowing he will not take up Senate legislation designed to keep the federal government fully running despite House Republicans' struggle to unite around an alternative. ...

The far right has been feuding with McCarthy for weeks. Here's how it's spiraling into a shutdown

Sep. 29, 2023 06:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little time left to prevent a government shutdown, the House is in a familiar position: effectively paralyzed as conservatives feud with Speaker Kevin McCarthy over matters large and small. McCarthy has pushed the Republican conference to embrace a short-term...

House Republicans make their case for Biden impeachment inquiry at first hearing

Sep. 28, 2023 22:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans launched a formal impeachment hearing Thursday against President Joe Biden, promising to “provide accountability” as they probe the family finances and lucrative business dealings of his son Hunter and make their case to the public, colleagues and a...

Arizona says No Labels must accept all candidates even if the third party's leadership opposes them

Sep. 28, 2023 19:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top elections official says the No Labels party can't block candidates from using its ballot line to run for office, boosting opponents' efforts to force the movement for a third-party presidential ticket to release more information about its anonymous donors. ...