| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:36 PM
WASHINGTON – Congressional negotiators reached a budget deal Tuesday that would end the possibility of another government shutdown for the next two years. But the agreement faced strong opposition from conservative groups that could jeopardize its...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:47 AM
By Patrick Temple-West
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The top Republican on the
U.S. Senate's tax-writing panel on Wednesday endorsed President
Barack Obama's nominee to be the next chief of the Internal
Revenue Service, smoothing the path for what...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:03 PM
By Alister Bull
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Janet Yellen will take an
important step on Thursday toward becoming the first woman to
lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, with the Senate Banking Committee
expected to back the nomination and clear her path...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Will it work? Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the......
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:16 AM
WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she had considered shutting down the problematic Obamacare website, but has no intention of delaying implementation of the nation’s new healthcare law....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:11 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Administration officials scrambled Friday to find a quick fix to a problem President Obama said would never come about — millions of insurance policies canceled for people who have health plans they want to keep.
But as the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sen. Dean Heller...
| Nov 6, 2013
Will it work?
Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the second most...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:33 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic senator who served as a lead author of President Barack Obama's healthcare law criticized the administration on Wednesday for failing to alert lawmakers to problems that led to the program's troubled rollout....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
As the medical device tax begins to look more and more like Obamacare's sacrificial lamb, the invaluable MapLight provides us with a rundown of the device industry's spending to kill the tax.
The raw number -- and we do mean raw: Supporters of the...