| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:01 AM
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By David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Congress just wants the U.S.
budget wars to be over. If any more evidence was needed, 12
Republican senators swallowed their principles and voted to
propel a "clean"...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown could last for many days or even weeks because politically safe lawmakers in both parties feel little pressure to compromise.
Heavily gerrymandered districts make many House Democrats and Republicans...
| Oct 4, 2013
By all accounts, there are enough House Republicans prepared to join with Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling without demanding provisions attacking Obamacare. The only thing stopping them is the House leadership, which is refusing...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky could seal an...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:28 AM
There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order:
1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Among the training sessions offered to IRS employees at a conference a few years ago in sunny California was one titled, "Political Savvy: How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot."
IRS management should have taken that course before planning that...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Republican Lankford calls for more domestic oil production; Obama wants to end oil subsidies....
| May 7, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Massachusetts Republican congratulates the president on bringing the Al Qaeda founder to justice; Obama pushes green cars....