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WASHINGTON — All but ensuring there will be no federal shutdown, the Senate on Wednesday approved a measure to keep the government running — but not before tweaking the automatic budget cuts that threaten some of the lawmakers’...
WASHINGTON -- The federal government's automatic budget cuts mean there will be less financial incentive to turn in tax cheats. In a notice on its website, the Internal Revenue Service said it would pay 8.7% less to informants who blow the whistle on...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday failed to extend a special unlimited deposit insurance program largely used by businesses that was created during the financial crisis to help stabilize the banking system. With the crisis long past, opponents of the...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s hopes of taking over the panel that will be crucial to her efforts to renew an assault weapons ban and overhaul immigration laws were dashed Wednesday when Sen. Patrick J. Leahy decided to remain chairman...
Nation NowAs Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Washington lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger child-abuse reporting laws. They were appearing at the first Capitol Hill hearing growing out of the Penn State...
Nation NowThe Penn State child sex-abuse scandal has prompted calls for a Senate committee hearing on whether stronger laws are needed to protect children from child abuse and neglect....
Opinion L.A.Reports that President Obama and House GOP leaders were closing in on a deficit-cutting deal Thursday that wouldn't necessarily increase tax revenues led Democrats to erupt like Mount Vesuvius, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told The Washington Post. That'...
Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
Top of the TicketThe Democrat presidential professor explains his signed healthcare legislation at a tele-town hall in Maryland....
Top of the TicketRep. Darrel Issa and Fred Thompson on Facebook....
Top of the TicketAlso Mexican president Felipe, Calderon, Tim Kaine, Jim DeMint, Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer....
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