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Politics Jun 25Congress approves President Obama’s international trade deal
The Republican-led Congress completed President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied.
Politics Jun 23Trade bill clears Senate hurdle, at brink of final passage
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trade agenda has survived a crucial Senate vote and seems well-positioned to become law.
Politics Jun 23McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas has dropped his previous support for President Barack Obama's trade agenda only hours before a crucial Senate vote Tuesday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of enacting the legislation.
Politics May 12Senate Democrats block debate on President Obama’s proposed trade deal
Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on his initiatives.
Nation May 115 things to know about trade as Senate debate begins
President Barack Obama's bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats.
Economy May 03Food servers in Capitol Hill grapple with low wages
Many of the Capitol's food servers, who make the meals, bus the tables and run the cash registers in the restaurants and carryouts that serve lawmakers, earn less than $11 an hour.
Politics Apr 135 things to watch as Congress returns from a 2-week break
Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
Politics Feb 28Dems call GOP homeland security strategy political blunder
Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department for a year with no strings. Still, even some Republicans say party leaders are on a perilous path with a very public ideological struggle only highlighting the GOP's…
Politics Feb 04Israeli ambassador meets with Senate Democrats after Netanyahu speech offends White House
Israel's ambassador to the United States got an earful from seven House Democrats on Wednesday.
Politics Jan 02Sen. Harry Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke a number of ribs and bones in his face when a piece of exercise equipment broke at his Nevada home, causing the lawmaker to fall.