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Politics Dec 05House leaders move on plan to fund government past next week
WASHINGTON — Sidestepping immigration hardliners, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill that would keep the government running past next week.
Politics Dec 01Congress has 2 weeks to avert a government shutdown
Their to-do list includes keeping the government running into the new year, renewing expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses and approving a defense policy measure that has passed for more than 50 years in a row. They hope to…
Politics Nov 30Shutdown looms as lawmakers enter last weeks
The to-do list includes keeping the government running into the new year, renewing expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses and approving a defense policy measure that has passed for more than 50 years in a row.
Politics Nov 13Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck
WASHINGTON — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week's GOP blowout are still sinking…
Politics Oct 10Lawmakers approve $750 million request to fight Ebola outbreak
WASHINGTON — A powerful GOP senator lifted his objections Friday to a $750 million Pentagon request to fight Ebola in Africa, freeing up the money immediately.
Politics Oct 09Additional $700 million for military mission to fight Ebola
The Republican chairmen of House panels that oversee the Pentagon signed off Thursday on an additional $700 million to pay for the military mission to help fight Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak.
Economy Oct 08Budget deficit drops to lowest level in Obama’s six years in office
WASHINGTON — The federal government's budget deficit has fallen to $486 billion, the smallest pool of red ink of President Barack Obama's six-year span in office, a new report said Wednesday.
World Sep 10Republicans rebuff Obama’s request to train Syrian fighters
The administration made the requests last Friday but they are not part of a temporary funding measure heading for a House vote Thursday.
Politics Sep 08Congress is back from vacation with critical votes on the agenda
WASHINGTON — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes…
Education Aug 07Department of Education to make college loan process easier for students
WASHINGTON — The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans.