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Obama praises budget deal, says Washington needs to win back trust

WASHINGTON – President<p>Obamapraised lawmakers in both parties on Wednesday night for passing legislation to reopen the government and lift the nation’sdebt limit, saying he hoped leaders could "put the last three weeks behind us" and work to "earn back the trust of the American people."<p>In a short …

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Cory Booker Wins U.S. Senate Election

The Newark mayor beats Republican Tea Party candidate Steve Lonegan in the off-year special Senate race. Booker won't arrive in Washington until the state has officially certified the election results.<p>NEWARK — Just an hour and a half after polls closed Wednesday night across New Jersey, Mayor Cory …

Cory Booker wins U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's<p>U.S. Senateseat.<p>With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican<p>tea partyopponent Steve Lonegan, 55% to 44%. The …

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IT'S OVER: OBAMA SIGNS BILL TO END SHUTDOWN AND RAISE DEBT CEILING

The budget battles of the fall of 2013 have come to an end.<p>President Barack Obama early Thursday morning signed a bill that opens the government and raises the nation's $16.7 trillion borrowing limit, putting an end to a 16-day federal government shutdown and ending the threat of a potential …

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House Republicans Are Now Turning On Ted Cruz

"I could have written this story from day one. If you follow the Cruz plan, you end up exactly where we are," Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.<p>WASHINGTON — While Sen. Ted Cruz tries to spin the 16-day government shutdown as a moral victory for him and his conservative followers, a seething, bitter anger …

Coming Soon To A Government Near You: Shutdown Fight Part 2

Why the battle in January could be much worse than the one that just ended.<p>WASHINGTON — Senators may be popping champagne corks to celebrate the end of the government shutdown and an extension of the debt ceiling, but the reality is the deal only sets up another set of crises early next year — and …

Government shutdown: Bill to reopen agencies heads to Obama

WASHINGTON —<p>Congressgave final approval Wednesday night to a budget compromise that would temporarily reopen federal agencies and allow the Treasury to continue borrowing to pay the nation’s bills, averting the possibility of a default that could have seriously damaged the economy.<p>The 285-144 vote …

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Congress passes bill to raise US debt ceiling and end shutdown – live

• Bill passes with majorities in Senate and House • Deal funds federal government through 15 January • Pushes debt ceiling deadline to 7 February • Recriminations fly in divided Republican party • Details of agreement here • Read the latest blog summary

After House, Senate Approval, Fiscal Compromise Goes to Obama's Desk

After a 16-day government shutdown, the Senate and House have approved a bill that would re-open the government and extend the debt limit …

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