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Nov 7, 2013 at 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reflecting Americans' increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Nov 4, 2013 at 6:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans' greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
Nov 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.
Nov 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis' proposal to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered people is backed by about 44 percent of the House, but that doesn't mean it will pass the GOP-majority chamber or even receive a vote.
Nov 1, 2013 at 7:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Think you're confused by "Obamacare"? It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.
Oct 23, 2013 at 8:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the defensive, the Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday its problem-plagued health insurance website didn't get enough testing before going live. It said technicians were deep into the job of fixing major computer snags...
Oct 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are worried about persistent problems with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law - and one says the president needs to "man up" and fire those responsible.
Oct 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen days in October could change everything, or not much at all.
Oct 20, 2013 at 6:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - "Obamacare" escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they have opened a new line of attack - one handed to them by the administration itself.
Oct 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -The federal government shutdown damaged the
reputations of Washington politicians but proved good business for the cable
television news networks - and taught some reporters new benefits of virtually
instant communications.
Oct 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S.
House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in
1994, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 84.
Oct 18, 2013 at 6:39 AM
DENVER (AP) - A day after the U.S. House of Representatives helped resolve an impasse to re-open the federal government, GOP House Speaker John Boehner is in Denver to host a fundraiser for the Republican party.
Oct 16, 2013 at 2:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Don't feel too reassured: The congressional leaders who managed to strike a deal Wednesday apparently avoided a disastrous default but still live in the District of Dysfunction.
Oct 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON – The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
Oct 16, 2013 at 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked out in the Senate to avoid a financial default and reopen the government.