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  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding.

  • House Democrats best GOP rival in fundraising Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.9 million from donors in June and has $50.9 million in its bank accounts, officials said. At the same time, the National Republican Congressional Committee said donors gave another $9.6 million to the committee tasked with keeping House Republicans in the majority.

  • INSIDE WASHINGTON: Bogus cash pays for roads Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some people's way of thinking, that's a win-win situation.

  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    McLEAN, Va.— President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for road and bridge-building projects.

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    The action cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for transportation programs nationwide, solvent through May 2015.

  • 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.

  • Is it even possible? Congress deadlock worsens Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)

    Minimal expectations for achievement in the final months of the 113th Congress are sinking lower, if that is possible, the NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • Dems try end run on Boehner on unemployment Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    Boehner has said repeatedly he won't support a bill that doesn't include tax incentives and other measures to create jobs, so Democrats are trying Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

  • 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.

  • New House leader pumps brakes on gas tax hike Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy

    Newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed the proposal to fund the U.S. highway system. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- President Barack Obama on Monday directed the federal government to give workers more leeway in determining their schedules, part of his goal to make U.S. workplaces more family-friendly- and a broad pitch to Democratic voters ahead of November elections.

  • The $5B dollar counterterrorism fund: does it exist? Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A Sadr militiamen stands guard on a rooftop as units of Moqtada Sadr's militia parade down a main street of the Shi'a stronghold of Sadr City June 21, 2014 in Eastern Baghdad.

    The $5 billion dollar counterterrorism fund announced by Obama was seen as a sign of good faith, but the fund doesn't exist.

  • Tech may benefit under new GOP leadership     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Ben White Politico chief economics correspondent, and Brian Gardner, KBW director of Washington research, share their thoughts on the leadership style of newly-named GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.