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  • Senate Republicans block Democrats' paycheck fairness bill

    Senate Republicans block Democrats' paycheck fairness bill
    WASHINGTON — With sought-after women voters at stake, Senate Republicans blocked election-year legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring that female workers receive equal pay for doing the same work as men.
  • CIA spying on Capitol Hill? Lawmakers' reactions track party lines

    CIA spying on Capitol Hill? Lawmakers' reactions track party lines
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...

    Congress approves bipartisan budget bill; Obama to sign soon

    Congress approves bipartisan budget bill; Obama to sign soon
    WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $1-trillion spending bill, but not without a last-minute standoff in the Senate by tea party Republicans who opposed the measure. Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) kept senators in suspense...

    House OKs $1-trillion compromise budget for 2014

    House OKs $1-trillion compromise budget for 2014
    WASHINGTON — Partisan lawmakers feuding over the proper size of government reached a temporary truce Wednesday as the House easily approved a $1-trillion spending bill aimed at averting another federal shutdown. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-...

    A low-key senator, a budget breakthrough

    A low-key senator, a budget breakthrough
    WASHINGTON — That Congress could soon pass a budget agreement after months of relentless partisan showdowns is thanks in large part to a mom in tennis shoes. Sen. Patty Murray presented herself in that ordinary way when she first ran as a Democrat...