| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound.
Enacted by Congress in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON — Key lawmakers from both parties announced a final agreement Monday for a multi-year farm bill, putting Congress on the verge of clearing another long-stalled priority from its to-do list.
The proposed compromise, which could come up...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Two Republican congressmen from California have reiterated their support for immigration reform in recent days. Expect that to continue, if there is to be a GOP presence in most of California down the road.
Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock signed on over the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is racing to finish negotiations on a Pacific free-trade pact by year's end, but it's running up against a potentially major obstacle at home.
A bipartisan majority in the Senate this week sent a letter...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- The woman shot to death after a police chase from the White House to Capitol Hill had been suffering from mental health issues, according to federal law enforcement officials, including postpartum depression after her daughter was born and a...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:44 AM
ABC's "This Week" inteviews Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other guests are Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. ABC's Jonathan Karl will lead a roundtable...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:37 PM
It wasn’t just singer M.I.A. who got into hot water for her actions during Super Bowl XLVI. Republican senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra stirred the pot with a political ad that featured an Asian woman speaking broken English which sparked...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:47 PM
It’s a $71 billion industry in Michigan: Agriculture. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow spent the morning touring an Ottawa County farm, talking about the challenges and concerns of West Michigan farmers. Her visit coincides with the writing of the U....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:57 PM
A major military contract for the Boeing Company will impact jobs right here in West Michigan.
It's a $35 billion Air force contract, fought over by Boeing and the European parent company of Airbus to build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker. ...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Senator Debbie Stabenow was in Kalamazoo County Tuesday to cut the ribbon on a new wind technician training tower at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Their Wind Turbine Technician Academy is one of the only programs of it's kind in the country. The...