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Dec 16, 2013 at 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bipartisan legislation to soften across-the-board spending cuts gained ground among Senate Republicans on Monday and Democrats expressed optimism it would gain the 60 votes needed to pass by week's end.
Dec 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path - hopefully, but less smoothly.
Dec 13, 2013 at 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they...
Dec 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved, 332-94, a two-year bipartisan budget framework Thursday that will eliminate the threat of a government shutdown and modestly reduce the deficit over the next decade.
Dec 5, 2013 at 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the...
Dec 4, 2013 at 4:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An 88-foot-tall spruce that was transported from Washington state to Washington D.C. has been illuminated in a ceremony on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Nov 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM
USA TODAY - The late-night comics showed up last night prepared to take on every aspect of the Thanksgiving holiday including Black Friday madness (turns out there's a new M. Night Shyamalan movie about it, or at least a trailer for one), celebrity...
Nov 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the...
Nov 20, 2013 at 7:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel is apologizing to his constituents after being busted on a cocaine possession charge, acknowledging he also struggles with alcoholism and intends to seek treatment and counseling.
Nov 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year on probation.
Nov 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel has been charged with cocaine possession after what a federal law enforcement official described Tuesday as a "buy and bust" operation.
Nov 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM
MIAMI (AP) - The first year of the Obama administration's temporary reprieve for youth living in the country illegally has shown that any broader immigration reform effort would require the government to better prepare by streamlining application...
Nov 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.
Nov 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama has vowed to do something to help people whose insurance policies have been canceled because they don't meet the new minimum benefit requirements set by the Affordable Care Act.