| Feb 9, 2014
Now that Congress has approved, and the president has signed, legislation to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, we wanted to give special thanks to Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, Congressman Ted Deutch and Congresswoman Lois Frankel for...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:01 PM
* House Republicans struggle with conditions for debt limit
* Scale of demands far less ambitious than watershed 2011
* Some conservatives advocate sitting this one out
By David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. debt limit...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's borrowing plans for this week suggest it is trying to soften the blow to public finances from congressional gridlock over raising a cap on government debt.
The Treasury Department said on Monday it aims...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:35 PM
ST. LOUIS One of the most important assembly lines here is getting pretty short.
In late 2016, the final F/A-18 Super Hornet is due to roll out of Boeing Co.'s fighter jet plant north of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. When it does, thousands of...
| Dec 20, 2013
"Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $1-trillion spending bill, but not without a last-minute standoff in the Senate by tea party Republicans who opposed the measure.
Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) kept senators in suspense...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Orlando missiles unit has received two new contracts worth a combined $449 million to produce next-generation stealth cruise missiles for the U.S. Air Force, the company said Thursday.
The latest deals for the advanced cruise...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Partisan lawmakers feuding over the proper size of government reached a temporary truce Wednesday as the House easily approved a $1-trillion spending bill aimed at averting another federal shutdown.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Hard-fought passage of a $1-trillion bipartisan spending bill brings to an end — for now — the era of tea-party-driven budget battles in Congress as Republican leaders part ways with their party's rebellious hard-liners...