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Oct 17, 2013 at 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By most measures, President Barack Obama emerged far stronger than his Republican adversaries in Washington's latest fiscal fight. He gave away virtually nothing and his hard-line tactics exposed deep divisions among Republicans...
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 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fool's errand or heroic stand?
Oct 16, 2013 at 7:43 AM
WASHINGTON - President Obama signed into law a bipartisan deal approved by Congress Wednesday to reopen the government and avert an unprecedented debt default.
Oct 15, 2013 at 5:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders Tuesday floated a plan to fellow Republicans to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall a default on U.S. obligations. But the plan retreats from earlier GOP demands for spending...
Oct 12, 2013 at 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Oct 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A war-weary Congress generally backs President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran, but with tougher U.S. economic measures against Tehran on the way, the president's diplomatic task could get harder if he doesn't make quick progress.
Oct 1, 2013 at 5:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and...
Sep 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for...
Sep 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.
Sep 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM
WASHINGTON - The Senate approved 54-44 Friday a stopgap spending bill through mid-November to head off a government shutdown in three days, but the legislation inflamed Republicans because it stripped out a provision to defund President Obama's health care law.
Sep 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans pulling on the budget thread can't neatly unravel President Barack Obama's health care law.
Sep 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Republican senators who have sharply criticized President Barack Obama's foreign policy say a Syrian chemical weapons agreement hailed by the president is meaningless.
Sep 10, 2013 at 5:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria's government to avert U.S....
Sep 9, 2013 at 9:24 PM
USA TODAY - The Senate Judiciary Committee will open landmark hearings Tuesday in the nation's capital that could ultimately lead to the legalization of marijuana or at least resolve the deep divide between a federal government that has sent mixed...