| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON – They’re not perfect measures of public interest, but the year-end roundups released by tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook do provide some insight into the online political curiosity of the nation.
Of the year’s...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Friday’s weak jobs report could provide momentum in Congress for extending unemployment insurance, despite the continued objections of most Republicans who believe that government intervention distorts the market and provides a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:34 PM
WASHINGTON — "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets.
But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014.
The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — About 222,000 Californians will be dropped from the state's unemployment insurance rolls Saturday in what is shaping up to be a rough start to 2014 for the nation's long-term jobless.
Congress went home for the holidays without...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:20 PM
WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- With unemployment benefits set to expire Saturday for about 1.3 million Americans, President Obama on Friday pressed for Congress to act, calling two senators who have offered legislation that would extend them for three months.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Even in the year of the filibuster, it turns out that slow and steady wins the race.
Though some of his Republican colleagues made marathon stands on the Senate floor in 2013, it is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) who has the distinction of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:28 PM
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...