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Senate reaches deal to end shutdown, avoid default

Oct 16 2013, 2:12pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Hours before a looming midnight deadline, Democratic and Republican leaders Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown, now in its 16th day, and avoid a possible US default.

Washington, Oct 16 — Hours before a looming midnight deadline, Democratic and Republican leaders Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown, now in its 16th day, and avoid a...

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Senate reaches deal to end shutdown, avoid default

Oct 16 2013, 2:12pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Hours before a looming midnight deadline, Democratic and Republican leaders Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown, now in its 16th day, and avoid a possible US default.

Washington, Oct 16 — Hours before a looming midnight deadline, Democratic and Republican leaders Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown, now in its 16th day, and avoid a possible US default.

With a key Republican conservative leader Senator Ted Cruz saying he wouldn't try to block the measure, it is now expected to proceed smoothly through both houses of Congress before it reaches President Barack Obama's desk.

"There is nothing to be benefited by delaying this vote a couple of days versus having it today," Cruz, who has been spearheading conservative strategy in the government shutdown fight, told reporters, emerging from a meeting of the Senate Republican conference Wednesday.

"The timing of the vote will make no difference in the outcome so I don't intend to delay the timing of the vote," he said.

The deal, which would fund the government through January 15 and raise the debt ceiling until Feb 7, is currently expected to be voted on by the Senate late Wednesday afternoon.

The deal, which would also convene a budget conference between the House and the Senate with a mid-December deadline, will then go on to a vote in the House of Representatives.

Both chambers would have to take special steps to get the legislation passed and to send it to Obama's desk before the current US debt ceiling expires Thursday.

Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, had been working overnight to finalise an agreement that had been in the works all week.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

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Ted Cruz Won't Commit to Supporting Mitch McConnell for Majority Leader

Nov 5 2014 1:02am CST | Source: Big Government

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Cruz: Responsibility Now Falls on Republicans to 'Stand Up and Lead'

Nov 4 2014 11:30pm CST | Source: Big Government

Tuesday night on CNN, host Wolf Blitzer asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) if he would support Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for Senate Majority leader now that Republicans have taken control of the Senate. “Well, that’ll be a decision for conference to make, and that’ll be decided next week,” Cruz said. “But I’ll tell you, tonight was a terrific night for Republicans. It was a powerful repudiation of the Obama agenda, the Obama economy which isn’t working. “And now really, t ...
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Ted Cruz: Voters Gave GOP a Chance, Now It Must Earn Trust

Nov 4 2014 10:56pm CST | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Voters may have rejected "Obama stagnation and malaise" in Tuesday's midterm elections, but that doesn't mean they are any happier with Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz warn ...
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Mitch McConnell Claims To Admire Collegial Leaders, But Can He Be One?

Nov 4 2014 10:50pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- In his Capitol Hill office, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proudly displays an oil painting of his state’s most famous senator, Henry Clay, “The Great Pacificator” and unifying statesman of 19th century America. But as the 72-year-old McConnell prepares to take over as Senate majority leader, a job he’s spent decades plotting to win, it’s not clear whether he can be -- or wants to be -- another Clay. McConnell has said recen ...
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Tea Party Favorite Ken Paxton Elected Texas Attorney General

Nov 4 2014 10:05pm CST | Source: Big Government

Republican State Senator Ken Paxton was elected Texas Attorney General on Tuesday evening.  Paxton beat Democrat lawyer Sam Houston in his bid to replace the current Attorney General Greg Abbott.  Paxton was previously endorsed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz who said, "Ken Paxton is a tireless conservative warrior. Ken Paxton stands and fights, whether it’s against Obamacare, whether it’s fighting for Voter I.D., or whether it’s fighting to defend our religious liberty. And I’m proud t ...
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Doug Ducey Elected Arizona Governor

Nov 4 2014 9:55pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Arizona State Treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey (R) defeated former Arizona Board of Regents Fred Duval (D) in the race to succeed Gov. Jan Brewer (R). Ducey, who moved on from the August primary in which he bested a crowded field of candidates, received backing from a spectrum of tea party-aligned and establishment Republican groups. He received support in the primary from former vice-presidential c ...
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Doug Ducey Elected Arizona Governor

Nov 4 2014 9:53pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Arizona State Treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey (R) defeated former Arizona Board of Regents Fred Duval (D) Tuesday in the state's gubernatorial contest. Ducey, who moved on from the crowded August primary, received backing from a variety of polarizing political figures, including former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Gov. Jan Brewer (R) decided to retire instead of challe ...
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Ted Cruz: 'God is not done with America'

Nov 4 2014 2:11pm CST | Source: WND

Declaring God is not finished with America, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called on evangelical Christians to vote, citing statistics indicating only a small fraction are exercising their duty as citizens. Cruz appeared Monday on the “Life Today” Christian television program hosted by James Robison. “There are roughly 90 million self-described evangelical Christians in the U.S. Of those, only 50 percent are registered to vote. Of those, about half are showing up and voting,” he said. Cruz, reg ...
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Ted Cruz to Voters: 'Are You Ready to Fire Harry Reid?'

Nov 4 2014 10:12am CST | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz urged conservatives to vote for Republicans on Election Day so that the GOP can "retire" Senate ...
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Erickson: Conservatives Wary of GOP Victory

Nov 3 2014 9:47pm CST | Source: Big Government

Editor's Note: Erick Erickson, editor of RedState.com, penned this feature for this week's edition of Politico Magazine.  In numerous other states the Republican Party has had a hard time rallying voters to its side on its issues. The Republicans who win on Tuesday will do so as anti-Barack Obama candidates, not as Republicans with an agenda worth supporting. There are three reasons for this failure, al ...
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