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Senate Deal

McConnell Isn't Leaving Empty-Handed

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, averting a potential debt d...

Obama Reacts To Shutdown Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised congressional leaders for reaching a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. "Once th...

Obama Speaks On Deal To Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is slated to speak Wednesday on the deal reached by congressional leaders to reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutd...

Politicians React To Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

As Senate leaders came to an agreement Wednesday on reopening the government and lifting the debt ceiling, many members of Congress took to Twitter to...

Howard Fineman

McConnell Shows Tea Party Ted How It's Done

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More concerned with attacks from the left than the right and eager, as always, to dominate the inside game, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnel...

Obama Praises Senate Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pleased with the deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling...

Amanda Terkel

Ted Cruz Will Not Block Vote On Senate Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday that he will not block a deal in the Senate to end the shutdown and avert default. "Of course...

Senate Announces Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Wednesday that he and his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell (Ky.) have reached a deal to end...

Senate Tries To Pick Up After House Fail

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possibl...

Republican Aide: 'It's All Over'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

After House Republicans withdrew their proposed debt deal on Tuesday evening, Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they...

Emerging Senate Deal Could End Shutdown

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an econo...

Michael McAuliff

New Senate Gang Crafting Deal To End Fiscal Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 1:34 p.m. -- The Senate failed to move ahead on its debt bill Saturday, and Democratic leaders also declined to take up the work of Manchin, C...