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Economy Mar 17GOP proposes $3.8 trillion budget that boosts defense, overhauls Medicare
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising a familiar roster of big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and…
Politics Mar 01Dysfunction in Congress not limited to homeland security fight
Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
Politics Feb 19Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech
WASHINGTON — Almost two dozen liberal Democrats on Thursday asked House Speaker John Boehner to postpone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress next month.
Politics Feb 01Obama to propose foreign profits tax to fund public works
President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials…
Nation Jan 27Obama to request hefty budget boost for the Pentagon
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
Politics Jan 19GOP divided over using budget process to derail Obamacare
WASHINGTON — Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.
Politics Jan 07House passes bill to renew terror insurance program
The House passed long-sought legislation Wednesday to renew the federal program that props up the private market for insurance against terrorist attacks.
Politics Dec 13House Democrats, then Senate Republicans object to spending bill
First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it's the Senate Republicans' turn, specifically Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.
Politics Dec 12Senate to take up $1.1 trillion bill to keep government running
WASHINGTON — It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz…
Politics Dec 09Lawmakers agree on $1 trillion spending bill
Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.