| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Concern over the increased number of sexual assaults in the military spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an hours-long debate that has divided Congress over the best way to handle the problem.
The Defense Department estimated a 35%...
| 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.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:18 PM
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, took his fight to defund President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul to the Senate floor on Tuesday, but most of his Republican colleagues refused to join him.
In fact, a majority of the 46 Republicans in the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — The Al Qaeda terrorist suspect known as Abu Anas al Liby has the right to remain silent under U.S. law, but none of his American interrogators have told him that yet, U.S. officials say.
The 49-year-old Libyan was grabbed by U.S....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Right now, most of you are fed up with Congress.
Frankly, though, I don't think you realize how tough these guys have it.
Just this week, Washington's "The Hill" carried the following story: "House members forced to reuse gym towels."
| Oct 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. ...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- Speaker John A. Boehner told House Republicans on Saturday that the White House has rejected their compromise proposal to lift the nation's debt ceiling and possibly reopen the government, while blaming President Obama for failing to...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Amid discord over how to solve the nation’s fiscal problems, key senators Sunday held out hope that a deal can be struck before Thursday’s deadline to raise the debt ceiling, after which the federal government, already hobbled by...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON – Talks in the Senate aimed at resolving the crisis over the federal budget hit a setback Sunday as Democrats, emboldened by GOP disarray, pushed their advantage, leading Republicans to warn against efforts to “humiliate”...
| Oct 13, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...