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  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...
  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
  • Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay

    Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win...
  • A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP

     A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP
    The House Republican leadership did the right thing Tuesday, allowing the chamber to approve a bill that would raise the debt ceiling for one year unconditionally. The move doesn't end the fight over federal budget deficits and the growing national debt....
  • House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase

    House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
  • House Speaker Boehner drops conditions for debt ceiling legislation

    House Speaker Boehner drops conditions for debt ceiling legislation
    WASHINGTON - Unable to corral his restive troops around a debt ceiling plan, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday he would bring a bill to the House floor to allow continued federal borrowing with no strings attached. A vote is set for Wednesday on...
  • Obamacare: It's a net gain for the economy

    Obamacare: It's a net gain for the economy
    The recent Congressional Budget Office report on healthcare reform has lots of good news. Insurance premiums are lower than anticipated, the Affordable Care Act will cost $9 billion less than previously estimated and the provision designed to buffer...
  • Deficit reduction drops as a public priority, new poll shows

    Deficit reduction drops as a public priority, new poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- For the first time since President Obama took office, reducing the federal deficit has slipped as a priority for most Americans, particularly his fellow Democrats, according to a new in-depth study of public attitudes. That shift...
  • The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans

     The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans
    In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America. But he said virtually nothing about what is...
  • Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough

    Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough
    WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit is likely to continue its slide -- to a lower-than-expected $514 billion for 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. Down from last year's $680 billion, the current deficit projection would...