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  • FCC takes a step toward allowing cellphone calls on flights

    The Federal Communications Commission took a key step toward allowing cellphone calls on planes, but other government officials don't expect travelers will be chatting from 35,000 feet any time soon. Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on Thursday to allow...
  • Senate passes Internet sales tax bill; House fate uncertain

    Senate passes Internet sales tax bill; House fate uncertain
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 69-27 Monday to approve legislation that would allow states to force larger online retailers to collect sales taxes. But the bill faces an uncertain future in the House as lawmakers, particularly Republicans, wrestle...
  • Perez vote delayed as confirmation fight intensifies

    Perez vote delayed as confirmation fight intensifies
    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee vote on Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez was postponed hours before it was set to take place Wednesday, highlighting what appears to be a growing partisan fight over the confirmation of the former Maryland official. ...
  • Perez clears committee, now faces larger fight

    WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans quickly squared off Thursday over the confirmation of Labor Secretary nominee and Marylander Tom Perez -- preparing for a fight that is likely to intensify after a Senate committee voted along party lines to advance...
  • Obama Debases Trust In Government

    Last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...
  • Boehner says GOP will agree to debt ceiling extension

    Boehner says GOP will agree to debt ceiling extension
    WASHINGTON -- The standoff over the federal budget moved toward at least a temporary end as Speaker John A. Boehner announced Thursday that House Republicans would agree to a six-week extension of the federal government’s ability to borrow to pay...
  • GOP plan to extend debt limit raises hope of end to impasse

    WASHINGTON — The federal budget standoff moved toward at least a temporary end Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner announced that House Republicans would agree to extend the government's borrowing authority for six weeks, setting up late-night...
  • For the GOP, rightward ho!

    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
  • Government shutdown: Focus in budget talks turns to Senate

    Government shutdown: Focus in budget talks turns to Senate
    WASHINGTON – For the first time since a political impasse shut down the government, the Senate’s top Republican and Democrat have started negotiations to try to resolve the stalemate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority...
  • Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse

    WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
  • Government shutdown votes spark payback, anger and fundraising

    The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin! Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy...