House repeals gun-ban measure GOP fulfills promise on assault arms, but vote is not veto-proof
House GOP hastily tries to repeal assault gun ban Protests erupt, even though ban is likely to survive
Clinton, Dole set agenda allowing each small victories Spending authority, higher debt ceiling top the list
Dole takes charge Congressional agenda: GOP agreement on line-item veto a sign that gridlock is easing.
Senate panel kills bill restricting rules Pro-business measure had passed Md. House
Anti-terrorism measure wins House OK, 229-191 Watered-down bill gets last-minute Gingrich push
Dole sweeps 7 more states Pressure increases on Buchanan, Forbes to quit the race; 16th victory in a row; Senator has amassed nearly three-quarters of delegates he needs; CAMPAIGN 1996
Cummings basking in the glow of victory 7th District primary win 'hasn't sunk in yet,' he says
Bartlett's challengers mostly low-profile 6th District voters ask who is opposing him; CAMPAIGN 1996
Back on Capitol Hill Chastened Republicans: Gingrich revolution ignored by GOP presidential candidates.
Breaking the logjam: governors to the rescue
America in civic decline? Don't believe it
House recesses, budget in limbo Republican forces in disarray, unable to resolve impasse
Democratic win in Oregon GOP loses Packwood seat: Liberal Ron Wyden is victor on ballot-by-mail election.
It's entitlements, stupid Future at stake: Budget battle should refocus on out-of-control spending programs.
Black leaders push to re-elect Clinton GOP efforts condemned; 'Enough analysis, it's now about action'
House votes for 45-day funding Stopgap bill holds most agencies to 1995 budgets; Foreign aid will continue; Congress, White House still in disagreement on raising debt ceiling
GOP drops goal of deal with Clinton Leaders abandon drive for balanced budget agreement this year; Both sides turn to voters; No more shutdowns or risk of default, Gingrich announces hTC
After the ruckus, only a down payment No balanced budget: No real brake on entitlements. A Clinton-Gingrich stopgap?
A Big Fat Spoof Rush to judgment: Conservatives find Al Franken's book as funny as a punch in the gut. Liberals eat it up.
Challenges, not promises President says nation heads into bright 'age of possibility'; His 4th State of the Union; Big government over, Clinton says, calling for shared commitment; STATE OF THE UNION
Armey stiffens GOP budget stance House majority leader says Congress will not raise debt limit after all
Using pensions to pay debt Protecting U.S. credit is vital; Pro
GOP congressional leaders call off talks with Clinton Nothing new offered on budget, they say
Speaker Taylor offers public apologyLanguage I used...
Budget blues and blahs Status quo forever: Basic reform of deficit-breeding entitlements fading.
The endless wait for the starting gun of a 40-yard dash
Clinton wants to focus on numbers President urges delay in policy decisions until after election
GOP race could be over almost as soon as it starts Early caucuses, primaries to be key
Republicans in retreat Shutdown debacle: GOP-controlled House passes flawed measure to re-open government.
Employees resentful at disruption of lives Some are angry at their employer; some can't pay bills; THE FEDERAL BUDGET
House balks at ending shutdown GOP freshmen resist party leaders' bid for stopgap bill; Budget talks postponed; Gingrich optimistic that compromise can be reached today
Fallout from a fiasco Government shutdown: As intransigents battle, procedural failure in Congress exposed.
House Republicans spurn Senate effort to end shutdown Stopgap bill fails; balanced budget talks continue
In N.H., 'it looks pretty tawdry' 'Ridiculous': Many voters blame everyone and no one for the budget impasse.
1996: a presidential year at home Clinton-Dole contest looms: Gingrich one of key factors in ideological battle.
Senate breaks ranks on budget In split with House, Dole pushes bill to reopen government
Clinton enters new year on upswing President recovered well in 1995 from a disastrous 1994
Clinton, Gingrich, Dole get nowhere in 7 hours of talks Time spent organizing areas of disagreement
House drowns decorum in sea of rancor Leaders express concern but, in spirit of times, pin the causes on each other
Budget shutdown in solid logjam Parties' rhetoric adds to mistrust during negotiations
Logjam in ending shutdown is solid Parties' rhetoric adds to mistrust during negotiations
Baltimore residents should shop locallyExactly seven years...
Clinton, GOP set ground rules for budget talks No speedy deal expected; benefit checks in doubt
Gingrich on a tiger 73 GOP freshmen: They are speaker's creation, and his to contain and control.
Impasse on budget drags on President, GOP agree to resume negotiations today; Some 'tired of talking'; Idled workers get assurances that they'll be paid
Balanced budget talks to resume Clinton, GOP leaders to meet today, get process started
Fed role in the budget battle Interest rates cut: Action could ease pressure on Washington to come to agreement.
Budget standoff goes on Clinton-GOP talks possible
Lawyer is candidate in 7th District He cites experience in civil rights cases