| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders reached agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said the House might vote first on the plan to...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fool's errand or heroic stand?
The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had...
| Oct 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. ...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria's government to avert U.S....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats struggled without success Monday night in marathon, closed-door talks to resolve the fate of several of President Barack Obama's stalled appointees, a dispute that threatened what...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives are beginning to foment a revolt of their own — a backlash to anti-spending tea party shrillness as budget cuts begin to significantly...
| Aug 11, 2013
It's like 1980 all over again. There's a war in Afghanistan, the economy is lousy, Paul McCartney has a new record coming out and some people are calling for the United States to stay away from the upcoming Olympics in Russia.
When the first talk of...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:58 PM
NBC's "Meet the Press" will explore the issue of whether Trayvon Martin has "become a catalyst for change in the justice system" after a judge referenced the slain teen in a ruling on New York City's "stop and frisk" decision. "Meet the Press" will talk...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The Senate provided the country with a rare and modest glimpse of bipartisanship in its 68-32 passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill laboriously accomplished by the Gang of Eight — four Democrats and four Republicans. But overcoming...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The worldwide terror alert will be discussed on the Sunday morning chat programs. Here's the guest list:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.C., talks to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. Another guest will be football referee Sarah Thomas, a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Sen. Bob Corker: "What is it you're seeking?"
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I can't answer that, what we're seeking."
— Senate hearing on the use of force in Syria, Sept. 3.
We have a problem. The president...