Chairman of the House Budget Committee Paul Ryan at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Ryan has outlined the framework of a possible deal on the federal shutdown and the debt ceiling.
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October 10, 2013 The president and a select group of 18 House Republicans are scheduled to go head-to-head at the White House at noon.
Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., arrives to register for orientation as newly elected members of Congress descend on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, 2012.
September 4, 2013 House leaders face a tough sell with liberals like Minnesota's Rick Nolan, who has emerged as one of most vocal opponents of military action in Syria.
President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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December 22, 2010 Obama and Democrats posted an impressive win streak after the mid-term elections. With passage of the New START pact, the "Dont Ask" repeal and the extension of the Bush tax cuts tied to a stimulus, it was a lame-duck success like few expected.
December 7, 2010 A White House official told ABC News that House Democrats failed while lawmakers blamed Obama. The White House wanted House Democrats to vote on the Bush tax cuts over the past year. But House lawmakers wanted the Senate to go first.
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