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Senate Passes U.S. Spending Bill Hours Before Shutdown Deadline — McConnell and Boehner repeatedly have said that although they too want to cancel federal funds for Planned Parenthood, they wouldn't go along with conservative Republicans' willingness to shut down the government over the issue. The dispute between Boehner and members of his Republican caucus led in part to his decision last week to resign from Congress at the end of October.

Bloomberg Politics — "We've got a lot on our plate," Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said Tuesday after a closed-door meeting of party members. He said he'll decide in a day or two when to schedule an internal party election for his successor and possibly for other party leadership posts in the House.
Sep 29, 2015

RT @bpolitics: Mitch McConnell says the Senate plans to pass a spending bill by Weds. morning to keep the government running

Bloomberg Politics — The Senate advanced a stopgap spending bill Monday that would avert a U.S. government shutdown this week while dropping demands by conservative Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood. The measure, which moved forward on a 77-19 vote, would finance the government through Dec. 11. Current federal funding expires at the end of the day Wednesday.

Bloomberg Politics — Senate Republicans are proposing a new stopgap spending bill that would avoid a U.S. government shutdown while dropping conservative members' bid to defund Planned Parenthood. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, offered the measure after some Republicans joined Democrats Thursday in blocking a short-term spending plan that would strip Planned Parenthood funds.
Sep 24, 2015

RT @business: Senate Republicans propose spending bill, dropping bid to defund Planned Parenthood to avoid shutdown

Bloomberg Politics — Senate Democrats blocked a U.S. government spending measure Thursday that would strip Planned Parenthood funding, a step that may push lawmakers toward a plan to avoid a shutdown when financing ends Sept. 30. The 47-52 Senate vote, with 60 required, failed to advance the measure, which would fund the government until Dec.
Sep 24, 2015

Shutdown or no shutdown? Senate Blocks Spending Bill in Step Toward Avoiding Shutdown via @business @tdopp @elwasson

House Passes Anti-Abortion Bills as Funding Fight Continues — The U.S. House of Representatives voted to block federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year, though the action didn't satisfy some Republicans who are prepared to shut down the federal government over the issue. Some conservatives criticized Friday's 241-187 vote on the defunding measure as little more than a symbolic gesture with no chance of advancing.

As U.S. Shutdown Deadline Nears, Republicans Await Boehner Plan — House Republican leaders haven't proposed a way to avoid another government shutdown as Speaker John Boehner tries to resolve an intraparty fight over funding for Planned Parenthood. Representative Hal Rogers, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday evening that he has a bill ready to finance the government after Sept.

A Misunderstanding Over Schoolboy’s Clock Spurs Obama Invitation — Ahmed Mohamed thought he was building a clock, but it turned out to be a magnet for fear and misunderstanding. Now he's got an invitation to tell his story at the White House. President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited the 14-year-old high school freshman to attend Astronomy Night at the White House on Oct.
Sep 16, 2015

"Cool clock, Ahmed." -@POTUS A Misunderstanding Over Schoolboy’s Clock Spurs White House Invitation w/ @tdopp

Sep 16, 2015

.@WhiteHouse on It's-Not-a-Bomb-It's-a-Clock Kid: "... some of Ahmed’s teachers failed him." @ToluseO @tdopp

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Christie’s Urban Deals Make Ghost Towns of Suburban Office Parks — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is championing cities as the next big employment market, showering them with almost $1 billion in incentives at the expense of his suburban political base.
Sep 15, 2015

RT @GorMacInnes: What worked for NJ in the '80s (suburban office parks) is not working now…

Sep 15, 2015

Christie’s Urban Deals Make Ghost Towns of Suburban NJ Office Parks via @bpolitics @eliseondeadline @tdopp @dmlevitt

Sep 15, 2015

Christie’s Urban Deals Make Ghost Towns of Suburban Office Parks via @bpolitics

Sep 15, 2015

Christie’s Urban Deals Make Ghost Towns of Suburban Office Parks

Sep 16, 2015

#NJ stuck with empty corp campuses as #Christie lavishes subsidies on cities. `Completely skewers the market.' #CRE

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UAL Chief’s Firing Delivers Another Blow to Christie’s Campaign — The ouster of the chief executive officer of United Continental Holdings Inc. may hobble the struggling presidential campaign of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has faced sinking poll numbers and corruption investigations of his allies.
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Oct 09, 2015

This also happened today in Washington - Ex-Im Renewal May Have Enough Support to Force U.S. House Vote via @business

Oct 06, 2015

Restive House conservatives gather at Capitol Hill hangout to interview candidates for Speaker amid shakeup.

Oct 01, 2015

Chris Christie and John Kasich Battle to Exceed Low Expectations in Iowa via @bpolitics

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