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  • Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance

    WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week. The...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Obama praises Congress for making it easier to transfer detainees

    KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama praised Congress on Thursday for making it easier to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, but noted that lawmakers’ actions fell short of the flexibility he needs to close the prison. Obama cited...
  • Budget deal clears key Senate vote

    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that reduces the risk of a government shutdown cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans joined Democrats to boost the bill toward final passage. The 67-33 vote, with the backing of 12...
  • Budget deal appears to have enough GOP support to clear Senate

    Budget deal appears to have enough GOP support to clear Senate
    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...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics

    WASHINGTON -- Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to...
  • Partisanship's anniversary: 2000 race ushered in era of animosity

    Partisanship's anniversary: 2000 race ushered in era of animosity
    Thirteen years ago today, after 36 days of nasty skirmishing over Florida’s contested presidential vote, George W. Bush formally won the 2000 election. The day before, the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for him to become the 43rd president...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    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...
  • Letters: Paul Ryan deserves credit too

    Re "Low-key success story," Dec. 15 This article on the budget deal negotiated by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) minimized the role Ryan played in this bipartisan deal. As the old song goes, it takes two to tango. Ryan...
  • Budget deal wins final Senate approval, heads to Obama's desk

    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan budget plan won final approval in Congress on Wednesday, with the Senate passing the hard-fought compromise. President Obama was expected to swiftly sign the measure, which cleared the Senate 64 to 36. Nine Republicans...
  • Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill

    Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill
    WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a sweeping must-pass defense spending bill Wednesday that included a provision to toughen prosecutions of military sexual assaults, although victims' advocates complained the protections did not go far enough....
  • Emerging from D.C.'s trenches to forge a budget deal

     Emerging from D.C.'s trenches to forge a budget deal
    Having finally adopted a bipartisan budget deal, members of Congress now have to translate its broad outlines into detailed spending bills — and raise the debt limit enough to let the Treasury keep those commitments. You might think that the...