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A patient has her temperature taken at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Oct. 1, 2013.

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A patient has her temperature taken at a Community Clinic Inc. health center in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Oct. 1, 2013.

Heritage to Congress: Shutdown Is About Obamacare

When it comes to negotiations over ending the partial government shutdown, Heritage Action for America has just one instruction for Congress: Defund Obamacare. Michael Needham, chief executive officer of the Washington policy group that promotes small government, said the only...

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A bright, orange sky is seen after sunset behind the Washington Monument on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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A bright, orange sky is seen after sunset behind the Washington Monument on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 8

Updated at  4:36 pm EDT If there is a take-away for Republicans in the budget stalemate that has partially shuttered the government, President Barack Obama said at a news conference today:  “They’re aware  of the fact that I’m not budging...

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Il., with immigration protesters from DREAMers and CASA in Action on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on August 1, 2013.

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Il., with immigration protesters from DREAMers and CASA in Action on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on August 1, 2013.

Immigration: House Republicans Really Ready to Roll the Majority?

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat, isn’t naming names, but he says he has counted heads — and the count favors passage of a comprehensive immigration bill in the Republican-run House. So he tells the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe, in...

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People wave American flags at a naturalization ceremony in downtown Manhattan on July 2, 2013 in New York City.

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People wave American flags at a naturalization ceremony in downtown Manhattan on July 2, 2013 in New York City.

Obama: #TakeItToTheHouse — Boehner Taking the Rap?

It’s time to “take it to the House,” the White House says. And so the president and allies have adopted a rapper-inspired hashtag — #TakeittotheHouse — in a bid to win approval of a comprehensive immigration bill in the Republican-run...

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President Barack Obama speaks on ongoing 'fiscal cliff' negotiations with Republican members of Congress on Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington.

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President Barack Obama speaks on ongoing 'fiscal cliff' negotiations with Republican members of Congress on Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington.

Obama: Middle Class Awaits Action — Calls on Congress to Compromise

President Barack Obama, framing the fiscal debate in Washington as a question of protecting the middle class, asked members of Congress today to spend the coming holiday break thinking of their obligations to the American public. “Over the last few...

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Dec. 18, 2012 on Capitol Hill.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Dec. 18, 2012 on Capitol Hill.

Plan B = Plan-Ex = Cliff, on the GPS

The House was supposed to vote tonight on Plan B. The House Republicans summoned a conference instead, and out came members saying: No vote. This was House Speaker John Boehner’s fall-back — the alternative to the fiscal cliff talks, his...

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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner enters a press conference where he spoke about the fiscal cliff.

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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner enters a press conference where he spoke about the fiscal cliff.

Obama-Boehner Talks: 5.0

House Speaker John Boehner, after several conversations with President Barack Obama either in person or by telephone, has gone to the White House again today. With a Dec. 31 deadline for averting a pileup of automatic tax increases and spending...

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President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Nov. 16, 2012 in Washington.

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President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Nov. 16, 2012 in Washington.

Obama, Boehner Talk – `Lines Open’

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met today at the White House to talk about the dispute over the U.S. budget, representatives of both men said. And the identical statements released by the White House and speaker’s office indicated that...

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