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Government shutdown averted with little time to spare as Biden signs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of a federal government shutdown suddenly lifted late Saturday as President Joe Biden signed a temporary funding bill to...

McCarthy’s last-ditch plan to keep the government open collapses, making a...

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open collapsed in dramatic fashion Friday as a robust...

Lots of sound and fury on U.S. debt, but not a...

WASHINGTON (AP) – For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a...

Treasury Dept. now taking ‘extraordinary measures’ on debt

WASHINGTON (AP) – The countdown toward a possible U.S. government default is in the offing, and frictions between President Joe Biden and House Republicans are...
REP. SETH MAGAZINER, D-R.I., seen here delivering his victory speech Nov. 8, says he wants to prioritize lowering energy and drug costs, and improving education. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARK STOCKWELL

Rep. Magaziner ready to work for R.I.; observers say challenges await

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Seth Magaziner’s first week in the U.S. House was mixed with building connections with fellow congressional members and witnessing chaos. Magaziner –...

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins 2nd Congressional seat 

PROVIDENCE (AP) – State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping...

Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation 

WASHINGTON (AP) – With inflation raging near its highest level in four decades, Congress is poised to approve President Joe Biden's signature Inflation Reduction...
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