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  • White House: 2014 deficit to drop $100B Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, the White House said Friday. The latest update from the White House budget office is also $66 billion less than the administration predicted earlier this year when releasing the president's budget.

  • House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Dave Camp, R- Mich., that cobbles together $11 billion in pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. In the Senate, the Finance Committee, also on a voice vote, approved a compromise worked out between the committee's chairman, Sen.

  • Obama presses Congress to consent on border money Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spending request for the crisis.

  • Amid positive jobs numbers, politicians hedge bets Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 3:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The top jobs numbers for June would have seemed to be cause for some appreciation. "In the voting booth, economic perception beats economic statistics every time," Republican pollster Whit Ayres said.

  • Positive numbers, but politicians hedge their bets Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota: "Too many working families are still treading water. And this from Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus: "We're glad to see some Americans found work last month, but we can't rest until jobs are easy to find. That's why Republicans have passed dozens of jobs bills in the House of Representatives.

  • New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. "Procter& Gamble is going to feel like a Ferrari compared to the VA," said Paul Rieckhoff, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

  • House alters reporting of lawmakers' free trips Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances. The House Ethics Committee did not initially provide an explanation for the change. The elimination of the requirement was first reported by the National Journal.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- President Barack Obama told his Cabinet on Tuesday to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress that is hampering his agenda.

  • Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.

  • Reaction to Supreme Court birth control decision Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies like the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby chain of arts-and-craft stores can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, if they have religious objections.

  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on a sweeping immigration overhaul and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

  • GOP bucking business priorities on Capitol Hill Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Traditional ties between the business community and the Republican Party are fraying on Capitol Hill, where the House GOP has bucked corporate interests on a series of priorities this year, from immigration to highway funding to trade.

  • Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter& Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

  • Obama picks Ex-P&G exec to lead Veterans Affairs Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor& Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Boehner lawsuit threat offers midterm fodder Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

    House Speaker John Boehner looks to push the House to sue President Obama over executive actions, but what does it mean? NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- The future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was thrown further into doubt on Wednesday after an influential conservative lawmaker labeled the bank an example of corporate cronyism that benefits multi-nationals at the expense of taxpayers and many small companies.

  • Boehner says Obama abusing executive powers     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Speaker Boehner says he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House of Representatives accusing President Obama of failing to faithfully execute the laws of the U.S. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A push to save the United States' export credit agency struck a new hurdle on Tuesday when Congress's top Republican refused to throw his support behind the Export-Import Bank after news that bank staff were under investigation for graft.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A push to save the United States' export credit agency struck a new hurdle on Tuesday when Congress's top Republican refused to throw his support behind the Export-Import Bank after news that bank staff were under investigation for graft.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are working on how to approach reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. goods and services, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, saying he would listen to all sides on the "thorny" issue.