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  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • 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...
  • Alabama Republican is Senate's top talker of 2013

    Alabama Republican is Senate's top talker of 2013
    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...
  • A keep-the-bums-in mood may prevail in midterm election

    A keep-the-bums-in mood may prevail in midterm election
    After a highly contentious, hugely unproductive session, members of the most unpopular Congress in history will face voters this year and, very likely, win reelection in overwhelming numbers. It is a paradox of these discontented times. Participants...
  • Senate vote on jobless aid postponed; bad weather strands senators

    Senate vote on jobless aid postponed; bad weather strands senators
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) abruptly postponed Monday evening's planned vote on extending unemployment benefits after a Republican complained that proceeding would be unfair because weather-related airline delays had...
  • GOP senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

    GOP senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party
    PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
  • Painful questions arise in aftermath of Ft. Hood shooting

    Painful questions arise in aftermath of Ft. Hood shooting
    KILLEEN, Texas — Beyond the mystifying question of why a person goes on a rampage to kill innocent people, residents of this military town have to deal with an even more vexing one: Why does it keep happening to them? "There's a psychological toll...
  • 10 Republican senators want Sebelius fired over Obamacare rollout

    10 Republican senators want Sebelius fired over Obamacare rollout
    WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear limits

    Iran agrees to nuclear limits
    GENEVA — Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary agreement early Sunday to curb Tehran's disputed nuclear program after a marathon negotiating session, potentially ending a decade of diplomatic stalemate. After four days of talks that...
  • Iran deal deserves a chance

     Iran deal deserves a chance
    By definition, the interim agreement under which Iran agreed to suspend progress on its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions isn't a permanent solution. But the deal worked out in Geneva over the weekend nevertheless...
  • Obama administration says deadline met for major website fixes

    Obama administration says deadline met for major website fixes
    — The Obama administration said Sunday that it has met its deadline to fix the major problems that have hobbled the federal health care website since its disastrous debut two months ago, but officials acknowledged more repairs are necessary....