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  • Congress OKs bipartisan bill changing doctors' Medicare fees

    Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years. Adding urgency to legislators' work, the measure...
  • Senators said near deal to let Congress slow fast track on trade

    WASHINGTON A top Senate Republican agreed to a Democratic request to let Congress slow action on certain trade pacts, people familiar with the issue said, clearing the way for a bill making it easier for a president to enact trade deals. Senators Orrin...
  • Tax Day is source of unhappiness for marijuana industry

    WASHINGTON For owners of marijuana businesses, April 15 is one big downer. While most business owners rush to meet the federal tax deadline and cash in on a plethora of deductions, pot store owners and growers complain that they can't write off a...
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Republican and...
  • Oregon lawmakers seek federal tax code change for legal pot

    Two members of Oregon's congressional delegation plan to introduce bills that would allow marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state law to take federal deductions on taxes like other small businesses. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Congressman...
  • Senate creating secret encyclopedia of US spy programs

    Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. It's part of an effort to improve congressional oversight of the government's...
  • What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress

    What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress
    Like bickering siblings who keep quibbling over childhood slights, Republicans and Democrats keep finding new ways to fight over abortion. The latest episodes involve Republicans' attempt to apply the long-standing limitation on federal funding for...
  • 'Free trade' isn't what Trans-Pacific Partnership would deliver

    'Free trade' isn't what Trans-Pacific Partnership would deliver
    In principle, almost everyone's in favor of free trade. It promotes international harmony, raises wages, helps economies grow. It's an article of historical faith that the enactment of harsh protective U.S. tariffs in 1930 contributed to the Great...
  • Spy agencies add restrictions to use of email and cellphone data

    Spy agencies add restrictions to use of email and cellphone data
    More than a year after President Obama promised to reform U.S. digital spying operations, the White House announced minor changes to how intelligence and law enforcement agencies may use electronic communications of foreigners collected by the National...
  • Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'

    Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'
    UPDATED: Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cheney will be in the studio with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview, NBC News said. "Meet the Press" airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2....
  • 2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill

    2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill
    Two leading Republicans, seeking to head off the nation's top telecom regulator, proposed legislation that would set the rules of the road for Internet traffic. Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton said Friday that they wanted to ensure that broadband...