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Senate Announces Deal To End Government Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

Posted: 10/16/2013 - With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States' borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

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In Kansas 2nd, Jenkins Has Big Lead In Fundraising

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Jenkins' re-election campaign said Tuesday it ended September with more than $1.4 million in cash on hand after receiving nearly $258,000 in contributions during the previous three months.

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House Plan To Reopen Government, Avert Default Stalled

Updated: 10/15/2013 - House Republican leaders began discussing their intent to counter the Senate plan Tuesday morning, and reshaped their proposal over the course of the day as they got feedback from rank-and-file Republicans.

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Kansas Abortion Lawsuits Cost $913K

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Since Gov. Sam Brownback took office in January 2011, legislators have approved regulations specifically for abortion providers and tighter limits on late-term abortions.

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No Deal Yet: Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Talks Continue

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Pres. Obama met with Senate Republicans at the White House Friday, a day after meeting with House Republicans and hearing their offer to pass a no-strings-attached bill to raise the debt limit for just another six weeks.

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Republicans Demands Are Shifting

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Obama invites House GOP caucus to meet; Boehner will send leaders only on Thursday. Republican leaders are now focused on spending cuts in their demands for funding the government and raising the debt limit.

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Obama To Nominate Yellen To Head The Fed

Posted: 10/08/2013 - If Janet Yellen is confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman to head the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history. She would replace Ben Bernanke early next year.

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Obama to GOP: End The Shutdown, Then Let's Talk

Posted: 10/08/2013 - President Obama said this afternoon he's willing to sit down and talk with Republicans on anything they want to negotiate, after they re-open the government and drop the threat of letting the nation default on its loans.

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Debt Ceiling Debate: As Dire As It's Made Out To Be?

Posted: 10/07/2013 - White House continues to issue dire warnings about consequences about debt ceiling. Some Republicans in Congress aren't buying it; one calls it "false demagoguery".. The financial markets could be the biggest indicator of who is right in this fight.

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