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Members of the House of Representatives leave the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Members of the House of Representatives leave the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Debt Crisis Averted: Gov’t Opening

Updated at 11:05 am through 2:24 pm EDT First the White House during the shutdown and then the president today asserted that there are no winners in the debacle that held the government in limbo for 16 days and almost...

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Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., addresses the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Photograph by Bill Haber/AP Photo

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., addresses the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Photograph by Bill Haber/AP Photo

Obama’s `Liberal Agenda’ Stops Here

In the event anyone gets too carried away with all the talk of “common ground” coming out of the House speaker’s office, the Republican Study Conference, a conservative assemblage that compromises more than two thirds of the party’s caucus, today...

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds up the gavel after receiving it from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 5, 2011.

Photograph by Charles Dharapak/AP Photo

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds up the gavel after receiving it from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 5, 2011.

Boehner to Pelosi: `Cold, Stone Hand’ on House’s Gavel

The presidency isn’t all that’s at stake this year. So is partisan control of Congress, where Rep. John Boehner of Ohio holds the House speaker’s gavel for the Republican majority. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat and former House speaker,...

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