Hillary Clinton decries sequester for deep cuts to scientific research

The former secretary of state urges "citizen action" to bring attention to the cuts in research funding and the consequences it will cause.

White House chief of staff meets with Senate Republicans on budget deal

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough met Thursday with about a dozen Senate Republicans in hopes of charting a path toward a potential budget deal, but aides cautioned that the session was mostly informational and unlikely to produce significant progress.

In message to House Republicans, Boehner quotes Lincoln

Speaker quotes from a book about Lincoln's service in Congress.

Measure approved to keep government open extends pay freeze for feds

Stopgap budget keeps furloughs, pay freeze for federal workers

Could a government shutdown doom the White House Easter Egg Roll?

Sequestration may end up dooming the Easter Egg Roll this year--but probably not.

Obama cracks a sequester joke

The president suggests the sequester might have claims his host's chairs.

Obama’s charm offensive needs a bit of backup

Why doesn't Rep. Tom Cole -- and other Republicans willing to negotiate with the White House -- know who to talk to?

Dem Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Sequester has ‘silver lining’

"We're cutting spending, which we need to do," Blumenthal says.

Senate Democrats prepare their own measure to fund government

Senate Democrats prepare their own measure to fund government.

Paul Ryan gets a call from Obama

House Budget Committee chairman and former GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told reporters Wednesday that he had received a call from the president this week.

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