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  • No clear path on homeland security funding  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:32 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner shared his frustration over the dispute regarding the homeland security funding bill, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- U.S. congressional leaders and several possible 2016 presidential hopefuls said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national flashpoint as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on parents' right to forgo inoculation of their children. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national political flashpoint, as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on safety and the right of parents to forgo inoculation of their children. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, amid a recent measles outbreak that has led to the most cases in two decades in 2014 and infected more than 100 people to date. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that she was sympathetic...

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 3- Israeli voters' security concerns have boosted Benjamin Netanyahu's popularity in the past month, helping him to skirt criticism of a widened rift with the White House as he aims for a fourth election success. The same monthly opinion poll, conducted on Sunday and published in the left-wing Haaretz daily, forecast Netanyahu's right-wing Likud...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget that drew scorn from Republicans and set up battles over tax reform, infrastructure spending, and the quest to prove which party best represents the middle class. In his fiscal year 2016 budget blueprint, a political document that must be approved by Congress to take effect,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • Obama + tax reform = political firestorm Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Obama just retreated after a live-fire experiment in tax reform and deficit reduction.

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are resisting. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are putting up resistance. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John...

  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose ranks swelled as a result of last November's elections, have gotten off to a clumsy start this year, House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday, as legislative initiatives have been derailed by attacks from inside the party. "A growing body of people are sick and tired of the' trust me we'll do...

  • Obama's goals wrong: Boehner Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama's tax plans and veto threats "just aren't the wrong policies, they're the wrong priorities."

  • House Speaker John Boehner responds to President Obama's State of the Union policy agenda, and discusses the potential for tax reform.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Barack Obama will challenge the Republican-led Congress to back his tax-raising ideas for helping middle-class Americans in a State of the Union speech on Tuesday that will set up a tough debate and may impact the 2016 campaign to replace him. Looking to burnish his legacy with two years left in office, Obama will appear before a...

  • Get ready for more brawls in Washington Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
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    There may not be a government shutdown looming but there are some serious fiscal battles coming in the months ahead, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Sarah Feinberg, the U.S. secretary of transportation's chief of staff, will lead the nation's railroad regulator as the department works to finalize oil train safety rules, according to an agency email sent on Sunday. Feinberg has also pushed Congress to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, a $302 billion federal kitty meant to finance road...

  • After months of deliberation, the court allowed a route for the pipeline to cross the state, shifting the debate over TransCanada Corp's controversial line fully to Washington, where Republicans now in control of Congress are seeking to force its final approval after more than six years of acrimony with the White House. A White House officials said on Friday...

  • U.S. gasoline tax hike talk increases in Congress Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The possibility of a gasoline tax increase to help pay for federal highway improvements was attracting increased attention in the U.S. Congress as a prominent conservative Republican on Thursday said he was willing to consider the move. Senator Orrin Hatch, the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees tax measures, told...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doubted there were enough votes in the new Republican-majority Congress to raise gasoline taxes. Boehner said that when the Democrats controlled Congress, they could not find the votes to raise the gas tax, adding that "it's doubtful the votes are here to raise the gas tax...