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Nov 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed-up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart.
Nov 22, 2013 at 5:37 AM
GENEVA (AP) - Differences on whether Iran has the right to enrich uranium that could be used to make nuclear weapons appeared to be a key sticking point Friday between two top negotiators trying to agree on terms that would start curbing Tehran's...
Nov 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate's hallowed filibuster tradition on Thursday and cleared the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments made by President Barack Obama...
Nov 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.
Nov 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Planting a paltry number on a national disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that just 26,794 people enrolled for health insurance during the first, flawed month of operations for the federal "Obamacare" website.
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 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in as a Democratic senator from New Jersey on Thursday, taking the oath of office, exchanging hugs with Vice President Joe Biden and acknowledging the applause of friends and family...
Oct 29, 2013 at 2:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top ally on Capitol Hill says he won't support any attempt this year to ease across-the-board spending cuts hitting the Pentagon and domestic agencies if it fails to include new revenues.
Oct 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
Oct 27, 2013 at 6:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly five years, Republicans have struggled to make a scandal stick to President Barack Obama's White House. One by one, the controversies - with shorthand names such as Solyndra, Benghazi, and Fast and Furious - hit a fever...
Oct 27, 2013 at 5:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans in Congress don't usually fight for tax increases, especially ones that are part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Oct 26, 2013 at 6:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly five years, Republicans have struggled to make a scandal stick to President Barack Obama's White House. One by one, the controversies - with shorthand names such as Solyndra, Benghazi, and Fast and Furious - hit a fever...
Oct 22, 2013 at 6:54 AM
WASHINGTON - Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who helped chart a way out of the government shutdown last week, says the bipartisan group of senators who got together to work on that impasse may try to tackle other fiscal issues in hopes of easing the...
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.