Odds favor resolution before shutdown

With the government less than a week away from shutdown, the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein argues that the debate is following a familiar pattern toward resolution.

Five filibusters through history

USA Today ticks off five famous filibusters from history, including those waged by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in March and one by Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) in 1957.

Pentagon rejects Guantanamo Bay funding request

The Pentagon rejected a request for millions of dollars to renovate the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, The New York Times Charlie Savage reports.  

Sixty-eight Percent say US on wrong track

A new Bloomberg poll finds that 68 percent of people say the United States is on the wrong track. 


Past, present and potential future presidents talk healthcare

The Hill’s Niall Stanage reports that the Clinton family and President Obama highlighted the healthcare law during a panel Tuesday.

Ethics rejects Reid, Boxer probe

The Senate committee dismissed a complaint by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), saying his charges were not backed up by evidence, Mario Trujillo writes for The Hill.