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Politics Sep 05Cooperation in Congress key to tackling full fall agenda
Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.
Politics Sep 01Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood.
Nation Aug 25Congressional budget analyst predicts drop in deficit
Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency.
Politics Aug 06McConnell criticizes Obama for attacking opponents of Iran nuclear deal
President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional support for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
Politics Aug 04More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote
WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.
Politics Aug 025 things to know about the Planned Parenthood fight in Congress
Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice…
Politics Jul 25Planned Parenthood video puts progressives on the defensive
Republicans and anti-abortion groups are giving no signs of letting the Planned Parenthood issue fade quickly. A look at what's happened and what may be ahead.
Nation Jul 15Boehner wants hearings on Planned Parenthood video
The political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses.
Politics Jul 07Charleston activists to visit Congress to push for gun control legislation
A relative of one victim of the mass church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and other activists from the city are coming to the Capitol on Wednesday to try doing what others have failed to achieve before: Pressure lawmakers to…
Politics Jun 20Congress unlikely to budge on guns following Charleston massacre
This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years - remote for now, according to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue.