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  • Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight

    Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight
    A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal leaves federal employees with uncertainty

    Congressional action to avert a "fiscal cliff" of higher taxes and across-the-board federal budget cuts means that government agencies will avoid many dreaded spending reductions — at least for now. But "now" is no more than two months. The future...
  • Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move

    Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move
    Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...
  • Former IRS official sought to hide information, lawmakers assert

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans asserted on Wednesday that new emails show a former Internal Revenue Service official deliberately sought to hide information from Congress, opening a new chapter in a probe of IRS treatment of conservative...
  • IRS chief, House panel clash over scandal-related documents

    IRS chief, House panel clash over scandal-related documents
    WASHINGTON — The head of the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that it would take years to turn over all the documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in its investigation of the IRS' alleged targeting of...
  • Federal budget deal faces test in House

    WASHINGTON — Congressional budget negotiators reached a hard-fought deal Tuesday aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, agreeing on a plan that would restore some money to programs hit by impending across-the-board cuts but trim spending...
  • Draft Senate Syria resolution would limit use of force and time frame

    Draft Senate Syria resolution would limit use of force and time frame
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday will consider a newly drafted resolution to authorize military force against the Syrian government that specifically rules out any commitment of ground forces and would narrow the time...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES A Healthy You & Carol Alt  This new...
  • Driver killed in U.S. Capitol shooting, officials confirm

    Driver killed in U.S. Capitol shooting, officials confirm
    WASHINGTON -- A driver who appears to have tried to ram her car through security barriers near the White House was shot and killed by police outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials said. Two police officers, one from the...
  • Obama allies join in criticism of healthcare website

    Obama allies join in criticism of healthcare website
    WASHINGTON — The rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act again came under sharp criticism Wednesday, three weeks into the launch, but this time some of the loudest voices were among top Democrats, including President Obama's closest allies....
  • Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing

    WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks. House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments...