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Jan 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than two years of partisan squabbles over food and farm policy, the House passed and sent to the Senate Wednesday an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving most crop subsidies.
Jan 29, 2014 at 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a...
Jan 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday offered a kinder, gentler vision of Republicans who are determined to empower Americans, not the government, and close the gap "between where you are and where you want to be."
Jan 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Count 2014 as the year President Barack Obama's agenda went from bold to bite-sized.
Jan 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring that upward economic mobility has stalled for millions of Americans, President Barack Obama is challenging a deeply divided Congress to restore the nation's belief in "opportunity for all" - while telling lawmakers he...
Jan 20, 2014 at 7:08 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people.
Jan 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Fresh from the U.S. budget battle, House Speaker John Boehner is heading to TV.
Jan 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. George Miller, the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee and a longtime confidant of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014 after four decades in Congress.
Jan 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM
WASHINGTON - A vote in the U.S. Senate today to limit debate over extending federal unemployment benefits does not guarantee that Uncle Sam will resume weekly payments to 16,000 jobless Coloradans soon.
Jan 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, but the bill's fate remained in doubt.
Jan 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket.
Dec 28, 2013 at 6:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy....
Dec 27, 2013 at 7:14 AM
USA TODAY - Some 1.3 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits Saturday, escalating a battle between proponents of smaller government and advocates for the jobless who say the move will hurt the overall economy.
Dec 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM
HONOLULU (AP) - The last vestiges of 2013's political wrangling officially behind him, President Barack Obama is setting his sights on the coming year, when a number of unfinished tasks will increasingly compete for attention with the 2014 midterm elections.
Dec 17, 2013 at 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican leaders are criticizing a bipartisan budget deal, parting ways with their House counterparts who shepherded the measure through that chamber last week.