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  • Senate leaders put budget talks on hold as Boehner struggles in House

    Senate leaders put budget talks on hold as Boehner struggles in House
    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abruptly put talks over a bipartisan budget plan on hold Tuesday to give embattled Speaker John A. Boehner an opportunity to put together a proposal that could pass the Republican-led House. Top Republicans portrayed...
  • Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight

    Fitch puts U.S. credit rating on downgrade watch over debt fight
    WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings on Tuesday put the U.S. AAA credit rating on watch for a potential downgrade because of the standoff over raising the nation's debt limit. The company said it still believed the debt limit would be raised soon, but the...
  • The latest misguided GOP effort to stop Obamacare

    The latest misguided GOP effort to stop Obamacare
    The House is expected to hold yet another symbolic vote this week on a bill to neuter the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, once again taking aim at the much-unloved "individual mandate" -- the requirement that virtually all adult Americans...
  • Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job

    Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job
    President Barack Obama has appointed Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Maryland financial regulator, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House announced late Wednesday. Raskin, 52, has served as a governor of the Federal...
  • Convicted killer of DEA's 'Kiki' Camarena freed from Mexican prison

    Convicted killer of DEA's 'Kiki' Camarena freed from Mexican prison
    MEXICO CITY -- Notorious drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, convicted in the 1985 kidnap and murder of an American narcotics agent, was freed from prison Friday after serving 28 years for a crime that vexed U.S.-Mexican relations for decades. Special Agent...
  • DEA agent 'Kiki' Camarena's Mexico slaying called a game changer

    DEA agent 'Kiki' Camarena's Mexico slaying called a game changer
    MEXICO CITY -- The former boss of slain DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena says the 1985 killing was a game changer, both in how the U.S. worked with Mexico on narcotics enforcement and how the traffickers themselves operated. James...
  • A drug lord walks free in Mexico

     A drug lord walks free in Mexico
    Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 1985, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, frantically searching for their kidnapped comrade Enrique Camarena, spotted the prime suspect — cartel kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero, surrounded by...
  • Obama won't negotiate on debt limit, Treasury Secretary Lew says

    Obama won't negotiate on debt limit, Treasury Secretary Lew says
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not bargain with lawmakers about attaching conditions to an increase in the debt limit, saying Congress has the responsibility to ensure that the nation's bills are paid and the government doesn't default, Treasury...
  • Gay marriages to be treated equally by IRS

    Gay marriages to be treated equally by IRS
    WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes regardless of where they live, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday. The ruling follows the Supreme Court&...
  • Lester A. Houck, government worker

    Lester A. Houck, government worker
    Lester A. Houck, a retired Treasury Department worker who was the oldest member of Wesley United Methodist Church, died Aug. 16 of liver failure at Vir-Les, his Westminster farm. He was 101. The son of farmers, Lester Adelbert Houck was born on the...
  • Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat

    Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat
    WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve Board facing the potential departure of all its women members, President Obama reportedly is considering nominating a top female Treasury official, Lael Brainard, to fill one of the seats. Brainard, the...