(CNN) - Tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz isn't ruling anything in our out in his continued fight against Obamacare, including efforts to force another government shutdown, an aide to the lawmaker has told CNN's Dana Bash.
It was Cruz's ultimately futile attempt in the Senate to tie renewed federal spending to defunding the health care law championed by President Barack Obama that helped trigger the two-week shutdown.
(CNN) – The government shutdown and threat of U.S. default before the debt ceiling was raised "inflicted completely unnecessary damage (to) our economy," President Barack Obama said Thursday morning at the White House.
He said it slowed the economy's growth and set back employers' plans to hire.
(CNN) - Senate leaders have reached a short-term, bipartisan deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default on the debt.
The deal still must be approved by the Senate and the House and then signed by President Barack Obama.
Here's a look at how the deal may play out in the coming hours. Of course, this is just a scenario. Whether the deal will be approved in both chambers is, at the moment, anyone's guessFULL STORY
(CNN) – Senate leaders announced Wednesday they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he will not block a vote on the Senate deal to raise the national debt limit and temporarily end the partial government shutdown, even though he opposes the agreement because it does not address GOP objections to Obamacare.
Washington (CNN) – While waiting on Congress to reach a deal, President Barack Obama appears to be multitasking.
The President met Wednesday with Miss America Nina Davuluri, winner of the 2013 crown.
(CNN) – Senate Republican leaders met Wednesday before a gathering of the full GOP caucus, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said the announcement of a deal to reopen the government and avoid a possible U.S. default could be coming, CNN's Ted Barrett and Dana Bash reported.
(CNN) - A meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders planned for Monday afternoon has been postponed, the White House announced, saying the delay would allow Senate leaders time to continue negotiating a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a U.S. default as soon as Thursday.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet on Monday at 3 p.m ET with congressional leaders, the White House announced as the partial government shutdown reaches the two-week mark and a U.S. default looms as soon as Thursday.
Part time workers at companies such as Home Depot and Trader Joe's are being harmed because Obamacare is forcing their employers to drop health insurance coverage and force employees to purchase insurance on the exchanges.
(CNN) - The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to fund payments of death benefits to survivors of fallen military personnel - benefits that were halted because of the partial government shutdown.