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  • Legislation creating savings accounts for disabled nears congressional vote

    Legislation creating savings accounts for disabled nears congressional vote
    WASHINGTON— In a politically divided Congress that has led to more finger-pointing than legislative action, a proposal pushed by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey appears to be bridging that divide. The legislation to create tax-free savings accounts...
  • John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks

    John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday for funding most of the government — but not the immigration agencies — through the end of the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz wants to block funds for Obama's immigration plan

    Sen. Ted Cruz wants to block funds for Obama's immigration plan
    Sen. Ted Cruz stood outside the Capitol on a dreary Wednesday, leading the charge against President Obama's immigration plan. But it was not entirely clear who was following him. The Texas Republican was imploring fellow GOP members to block money for...
  • House approves one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks

    House approves one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks
    The House overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks, mostly for businesses, after bipartisan efforts on a longer-term extension fell apart close to deadline. The Senate is expected to follow suit in the coming days so...
  • Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

    Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship
    President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...
  • House votes to declare Obama's immigration actions 'null and void'

    House votes to declare Obama's immigration actions 'null and void'
    House Republicans approved a measure Thursday that aims to ‎block the Obama administration from moving to shield millions from deportation, a largely symbolic legislative response to the president's new immigration policy that reflects lawmakers'...
  • Boehner vows to avoid government shutdown with help from Democrats

    Boehner vows to avoid government shutdown with help from Democrats
    Overriding objections from some conservative Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Thursday to plow ahead with a spending bill that averts a government shutdown while keeping some budget "leverage" over President Barack Obama's immigration...
  • Number of immigrants deported from U.S. dropped sharply in last year

    Number of immigrants deported from U.S. dropped sharply in last year
    The number of immigrants deported from the U.S. fell sharply in the last year, a decline driven by the Obama administration's struggle to handle the surge of Central American migrants and its continuing shift in deciding whom to deport. The decrease was...
  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs
    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
  • Congress negotiates as deadline nears for government spending bill

    Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down. The $1.1-trillion funding...
  • Nowhere to go but up for Southern Democrats

    Nowhere to go but up for Southern Democrats
    There have been five federal elections — three midterms and two presidential cycles — since the October 2006 publication of my book, "Whistling Past Dixie." In it I argued that, given the Democratic Party's declining southern fortunes, the...