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Ryan Smith on Twitter: "The U.S. House is now considering the compromise bill just passed by the U.S. Senate."

How the Debt-Ceiling and Shutdown Drama Lived Its Final Day

At a state­ment from the White House, the pres­id­ent thanked the lead­ers of both parties, say­ing he’d sign the deal “im­me­di­ately” once it gets …


House Republicans Are Now Turning On Ted Cruz

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 has been building among the House Republicans who followed him into the fight.<p>GOP lawmakers had hoped to avoid a shutdown and use the …


S&P: The Shutdown Took $24 Billion Out Of The US Economy

The ratings agency — which recognizes the Senate deal will be approved— says that the shutdown has taken $24 billion out of the economy and cut 0.6% off of yearly fourth quarter GDP growth.<p>"If people are afraid that the government policy brinkmanship will resurface again, and with it the risk of …