Paul: Obama 'does nothing to stop' war on Christianity
October 11th, 2013
10:54 AM ET
6 months ago

Paul: Obama 'does nothing to stop' war on Christianity

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky devoted his speech to the socially conservative Values Voter Summit to “a war on Christianity” that is being waged by “fanatics of Islam.”

Much of Paul’s speech was a list of violence against Christians across the Muslim world, highlighting what he said was “not a little problem” and something that is “not going away quickly.”
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Filed under: Rand Paul • Values Voter Summit
Top conservatives rally at summit in Washington
October 11th, 2013
10:04 AM ET
6 months ago

Top conservatives rally at summit in Washington

Washington (CNN) – Conservatives rallied Friday at an annual gathering in Washington, applauding the tea party-fueled standoff in Congress over the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate.

At the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by fiscal and social conservative groups, a number of the right's most high-profile lawmakers lined up to speak on the future of the conservative movement, as well as the stalemate on Capitol Hill.
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October 11th, 2013
08:59 AM ET
6 months ago

Perkins: Cruz is de facto leader of Republican Party

Washington (CNN) – As trench warfare over the government shutdown drags into its eleventh day, a number of Republicans with visible roles in the stalemate, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, will take a breather from Capitol Hill on Friday to speak at the Values Voter Summit, one of the conservative movement's marquee annual events.

Pretty much everyone in official Washington, including President Barack Obama, is taking a beating in public opinion polls over the shutdown. Republicans, however, continue to shoulder most of the blame.

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Filed under: GOP • Ted Cruz • Tony Perkins • Values Voter Summit
October 11th, 2013
08:34 AM ET
6 months ago

Utah's national parks will reopen despite ongoing government shutdown

(CNN) – Leaders in Utah say they found a way to get around the government shutdown.

Utah will reopen its five national parks by Saturday, as well as three other nationally run locations.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Utah
October 11th, 2013
08:27 AM ET
6 months ago

Progress, but still no deal, as shutdown enters Day 11

Washington (CNN) - They went around and around for an hour, getting nowhere.

Then, suddenly, a change that could help break the logjam that's resulted in a partial government shutdown and the looming threat of a further crisis when the nation bumps up against its self-imposed borrowing limit.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown
October 11th, 2013
08:24 AM ET
6 months ago

Starbucks petition seeks end to D.C. spat

New York (CNNMoney) – Would you like some bipartisanship with that latte?

Starbucks called Thursday for leaders in Washington to resolve the ongoing fiscal crisis, announcing plans to offer a petition on the subject to customers at its thousands of locations across the U.S.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Government Shutdown
Capital city's money in shutdown "tug of war," says mayor
October 11th, 2013
01:53 AM ET
6 months ago

Capital city's money in shutdown "tug of war," says mayor

For 10 days since the partial government shutdown that began, Washington, DC has relied on its own reserves to keep itself running.

At a running cost of nearly $20 million a day, the city has spent nearly $200 million of its rapidly depleting contingency reserve of "several hundred million," according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

Under federal law the nation's capital, home to 632,000 residents, is essentially treated as a federal agency, says the mayor.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Vincent Gray
Obama positive on GOP debt limit proposal, continues to demand government reopen
October 11th, 2013
12:29 AM ET
6 months ago

Obama positive on GOP debt limit proposal, continues to demand government reopen

Washington (CNN) –- President Barack Obama acknowledged that the Republican proposal on a six week debt ceiling increase was a good thing in an hour-and-a-half meeting with House Republican leadership Thursday night, according to a Democratic source familiar with the gathering.

The meeting overall was an amicable one, featuring some of the first real dialogue between the two sides in recent weeks. The point of contention remains on Obama’s demand to reopen the government, for which Republicans still want concessions on spending, the source said.
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