| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Republicans and Democrats introduced rival 10-year budget plans Tuesday. Republicans said their plan, again drafted by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, would balance the budget in a decade, in part by cutting spending on Medicare and Medicaid and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:11 PM
As the so-called U.S. “fiscal cliff” approaches, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is taking a hard line, insisting that Republicans agree to tax increases as part of any deal.
“It’s time for the wealthiest Americans to pay their...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:36 PM
Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly beat Richard Mourdock to win the open U.S. Senate seat for Indiana, projects Fox59.
The race attracted national attention, first for the defeat of sitting Sen. Richard Lugar in the GOP primary and then when Mourdock said...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party.
The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
| Sep 22, 2011
Pity the poor "super committee." Congress' special task force on the deficit already had a mission that looked nearly impossible: producing a plan to reduce the federal government's fiscal gap by $1.2 trillion over 10 years. And then the job got harder....
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:07 AM
President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
In his first...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 8:43 AM
The co-chairs of the congressional "super committee" seemed doubtful the panel would reach a deficit-reduction accord by Monday's deadline, each blaming the other party's unwillingness to budge on the contentious issues of taxes and entitlement spending....
| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Unable to break the partisan stalemate over taxes and Medicare, the congressional "super committee" came to a quiet close as the co-chairs issued a statement saying no deal could be reached by the panel's deadline.
"We have come to the conclusion today...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Eager to expand the electoral map in their effort to maintain control of the Senate, national Democrats are recruiting Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, to run for the open seat in Texas in 2012.
Sanchez, a retired Army...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Obama approval hits new low. And a majority now sees him unfavorably. But he's still campaigning for others....
| Oct 22, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Obama signs an iPad...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Democrats, independents and some Republicans more likely to heed a Bill Clinton endorsement than one by the current president....