| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:13 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as a touch of bipartisan bonhomie settles over Washington with the passage of a budget compromise, conservatives in Congress are planning their next attempt to rein in government spending when the U.S. bumps up against its...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON The House of Representatives on Thursday approved by a vote of 332-94 a modest bipartisan plan to spend more on both defense and domestic programs for the next two years, an agreement aimed at avoiding government shutdowns and easing...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON — In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed the beliefs he said united Republicans, urging them not to "confuse tactics with principles."
"The differences between us are dwarfed by the...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Government workers aren't the only ones feeling a financial pinch during the government shutdown, but so far there does not seem to be a solution in sight.
"It is going to hurt, we've dipped into our savings a little bit," said Wichita Mortgage Loan...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown, business leaders fear bigger problems ahead, and they're taking sides with a Democratic president whose health care and...
| Sep 25, 2013
A California surfer dude has become the new "welfare queen."
Before the House voted last week to slash food stamps by almost $40 million over the next 10 years, Politico reports, lawmakers from both parties received copies of a recent Fox News report...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Cool guy, that new pope.
Wish those House Republicans would spend some time studying the interview Pope Francis gave to the Italian Jesuit journal La Civita Cattolica that was published online by America, a U.S.-based Jesuit publication.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Outside the capital the prospect might seem unthinkable, but inside it seems increasingly likely, and to some inevitable: In less than two weeks, the federal government, from the Agriculture Department to the Weather Service, may shut...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:19 PM
WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) vowed to do “everything necessary and anything possible” to ensure passage of legislation that would strip the new healthcare law of some of its funding, assuring House Republicans of his full support...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Imagine how great the national outcry would have been if, when the House extended the military draft in August 1941, members on the losing side told their constituents they would not help them get information on how to register.
That's akin to what some...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid.
Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work requirement should be...