Politics & Government

The Two-Way
6:09 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens

A furloughed federal worker protests outside the U.S. Capitol last week, demanding an end to the shutdown.
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Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 9:49 am

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers on furlough for two weeks are going back to work after Congress approved a late-night deal Wednesday to fund the government and stave off default.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Lawmakers Blast, MPS Defends Malcolm X Plan

An Assembly committee Wednesday held a public hearing on a bill that would require MPS to sell vacant buildings to other educators.
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People had plenty to say Wednesday about a bill requiring Milwaukee Public Schools to sell vacant buildings to other educators.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Boehner Signals He'll Cave To Stave Off Debt Default

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 5:39 pm

With hours left before the U.S. Treasury could start defaulting on its obligation, House Speaker John Boehner finally appears to have relented to allow an end to the standoff using a mix of Democratic and Republican votes.

Politics
3:54 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Pew Poll: Support For Tea Party Drops To Lowest Ever

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Politicians and pollsters alike are watching to see how all this plays out. The Pew Research Center has just finished a poll to gauge the effect the shutdown and the debt ceiling debate have had on the Tea Party's image.

And joining us is Michael Dimock, director of Pew. Welcome back, Michael.

MICHAEL DIMOCK: Thanks for having me.

CORNISH: So, before we get into the numbers, just give us a snapshot of what you would consider your average Tea Party conservative. Who are they?

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Politics
3:54 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Rep. Rigell: It's Time To Pass A Clean Resolution

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Virginia Republican Scott Rigell was elected to the House of Republicans in the Tea Party wave of 2010, but in recent days, he's argued for compromise. When I reached Congressman Rigell earlier today, he was already certain how he'd vote on this Senate deal.

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