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  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance

    Senate closes in on compromises for budget, jobless insurance
    WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week. The...
  • Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles

    Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles
    WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
  • Partisanship's anniversary: 2000 race ushered in era of animosity

    Partisanship's anniversary: 2000 race ushered in era of animosity
    Thirteen years ago today, after 36 days of nasty skirmishing over Florida’s contested presidential vote, George W. Bush formally won the 2000 election. The day before, the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for him to become the 43rd president...
  • Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.

    Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.
    When leaders of the House and Senate budget committees announced a deal that would set spending limits through September 2015, some hoped it signaled a lengthy respite from the fiscal battling and brinkmanship that led to October's partial government...
  • The return of the debt limit crisis?

    The return of the debt limit crisis?
    Mark Twain wrote of the cat that sat down on the hot stove lid that she would never again sit down on a hot stove lid, but she would never again sit down on a cold one either. The Republican Party seems to have the opposite tendency: having been...
  • Budget deal clears key Senate vote

    Budget deal clears key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that reduces the risk of a government shutdown cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans joined Democrats to boost the bill toward final passage. The 67-33 vote, with the backing of 12...
  • Budget deal appears to have enough GOP support to clear Senate

    Budget deal appears to have enough GOP support to clear Senate
    WASHINGTON — The Senate appeared set to approve a budget deal this week after a handful of Republicans announced they would vote to advance the bill, which has deeply divided the party. Their backing, along with that of most Democrats, would be...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    Budget deal clears Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...
  • Letters: Paul Ryan deserves credit too

    Re "Low-key success story," Dec. 15 This article on the budget deal negotiated by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) minimized the role Ryan played in this bipartisan deal. As the old song goes, it takes two to tango. Ryan...
  • Budget deal wins final Senate approval, heads to Obama's desk

    Budget deal wins final Senate approval, heads to Obama's desk
    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan budget plan won final approval in Congress on Wednesday, with the Senate passing the hard-fought compromise. President Obama was expected to swiftly sign the measure, which cleared the Senate 64 to 36. Nine Republicans...