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World Jul 23Kerry pushes back against critics of Iran deal
WASHINGTON — A trio of Obama administration officials will stand stalwart behind the Iranian nuclear deal despite deep concern on Capitol Hill that Iran will try to evade nuclear inspectors and use billions from sanctions relief to further destabilize the…
Nation Jul 09House pulls vote on Confederate flag displays in federal cemeteries
WASHINGTON — The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.
Politics May 14Senate votes to advance trade bill
In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course on Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate global deals that Congress could support…
Politics Feb 26House GOP weighs short-term funding bill to prevent DHS shutdown
Sounding a likely retreat, House Republicans weighed short-term funding Thursday to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while temporarily leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal.
Politics Feb 25Congress offers bipartisan support to fund Homeland Security
Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.
Politics Feb 11Obama proposes war authorization against Islamic State
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve" to defeat militants who have overrun parts of the Middle East…
Politics Dec 14Congress clears sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill
Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration's new immigration policy.
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.
Politics Nov 13Sen. Mitch McConnell officially elected as majority leader
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won election by fellow Republicans on Thursday to become Senate majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January, fulfilling a long-held ambition.
Politics Nov 05Obama says it’s time to ‘take care of business’ with GOP Congress
WASHINGTON — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto…