| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- A proposal that would delay a possible U.S. military strike and give Syria’s government 45 days to come into compliance with an international chemical weapons treaty could get a vote in the Senate as it considers the president’...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:53 PM
WASHINGTON – If government agencies begin to shut down Tuesday morning, both sides in the political battle will be carefully parsing poll results, looking to see how upset the public gets and, importantly, who is getting blamed.
Polls so far...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. government agencies were ordered to close for the first time in more than 17 years after lawmakers stalemated over Republican efforts to block President Obama's healthcare law.
More than 800,000 federal workers were to spend...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Congress racked up another F this week, failing to stop a looming increase in student loan interest rates that both parties say they oppose. Friday will be the last day for college students of modest means to obtain a federal loan at the ultra-low...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the United Nations wants him to give peace a chance. His closest foreign ally backed away. Many in Congress, even in his own party, are wary.
Still, the president who was first elected to the White House by decrying wars of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:01 PM
WASHINGTON – Student borrowers will see interest rates reduced to levels near those that expired last month under a deal announced by lawmakers Thursday, potentially ending a battle over college costs that had divided Democrats and threatened to...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend lower interest rates for some federal student loans failed for the second time in the Senate on Wednesday, putting new pressure on Democrats to reach a compromise on the issue.
A unanimous bloc of Republicans,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Top Senate Democrats tried again Wednesday to push through a bill to extend for one year the just-expired 3.4% interest rate on some federal student loans. And predictably, the bill was blocked by a filibuster, with one Democrat and one Independent...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:36 AM
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WASHINGTON — The battle over background checks for gun sales is escalating in West Virginia as two former allies, the National Rifle Assn. and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III, square off over...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:04 PM
WASHINGTON – Even before New Jersey’s new U.S. senator took the oath of office, Democrats seemed to be lobbying the Republican for his vote on a key legislative priority: expanded background checks on gun buyers.
Jeffrey Chiesa, appointed...