| 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 10, 2013
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate appeared set to approve a budget deal this week after a handful of Republicans announced they would vote to advance the bill, which has deeply divided the party.
Their backing, along with that of most Democrats, would be...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate headed for a bitter conclusion to an often-acrimonious year, with Democrats vowing to remain in session until they confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve along with other pending nominees, despite...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in Utah on Monday, sending a go-slow signal as it suspended a federal district judge's decision that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.
The terse order came...
| 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 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 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......
| 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:01 PM
WASHINGTON — A sweeping bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system headed to the Senate floor after a key committee approved it Tuesday, setting the stage for a debate next month that could lead to the biggest victory for...