| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides.
The framework deal followed a key...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:14 PM
If the Ocean View Little League wins Saturday in the Little League Baseball World Series, it will likely mean celebrations around town. And one fewer box sold by a downtown candy merchant.
Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Friday that she and Montana Sen. Max...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:38 PM
A mere two weeks before the congressional budget super committee's November 23 deadline, GOP members of the deficit-reduction panel have signaled a willingness to accept tax increases as part of a broader deficit reduction package, CNN learned Tuesday....
| Feb 12, 2009
House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
| Aug 26, 2009
As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
| Aug 14, 2009
An $80-billion deal with the drug industry that the White House thought would add momentum to its campaign for national healthcare reform has instead provoked a political tempest, frustrating and bewildering some of the president's most important allies....
| Feb 5, 2008
As Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus talked up his proposal Monday to expand a multibillion-dollar economic stimulus package, he spoke of the need to help seniors, disabled veterans and the unemployed.
There was just one industry the Montana...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 3:25 PM
Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
| Aug 26, 2009
Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
| Nov 14, 2008
Today's question: Are the public's expectations about Barack Obama and the economy setting him up for failure? Given the latest numbers, could any president come out unscathed? Previously, Lilly and Weigel discussed Obama's relationship with labor unions,...
| Dec 4, 2007
Facing an out-of-whack federal budget and a ballooning debt, congressional Democrats made a simple pledge when they took power in January: If lawmakers increased spending or cut the taxes needed to pay bills, they would find money elsewhere to balance the...
| Jul 23, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Maybe there is something, after all, to this business of setting deadlines in Washington. Drop one, and the next day the momentum's gone. The "default'' position in this town, according to the president, is "inertia'' and "inaction."......