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  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Defense hawks in the U.S. House of Representatives will push for more robust 2016 military spending next week, Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday, setting the stage for a potentially contentious debate as the House lays out its budget blueprint. He added that the House Rules Committee, the powerful gatekeeper of legislation he controls,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday the House likely will debate adding national security spending to the fiscal year 2016 budget.

  • Chasm grows within GOP over spending Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Lindsey Graham

    The push for a first Republican budget plan in nearly a decade is revealing a chasm within the party on spending, the NYT reports.

  • Lew to Congress: You have 10 days to hike ceiling Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote in a Friday letter.

  • Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill

    CNBC's Eamon Javers gives an update on John Boehner's latest plan for on the House vote on a clean DHS funding bill.

  • Same as it ever was: Congress still broken Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The GOP's promises of a functional legislative branch was exactly what we thought it was: complete nonsense, Politico's Ben White says.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain- fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and by October Congress must pass...

  • House fails to pass DHS funding extension Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a sign outside of a Department of Homeland Security complex on February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The House did not record enough votes on Friday to pass a bill that would have temporarily funded the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Congress pursues funding to avert DHS shutdown Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    Congress appeared to be headed toward approving a bill postponing Homeland Security's partial shutdown.

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama's veto message, immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to override it by March 3. The TransCanada Corp pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels a day of mostly Canadian oil sands crude to Nebraska en route to refineries and ports along the U.S.

  • Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    It was only the third veto of Obama's presidency, although many more are expected.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- A short-term funding extension for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gained ground on Monday among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill and a Friday deadline looming for a partial shutdown of the agency. The Senate failed for a fourth time to advance a $39.7 billion bill to fund the agency that...

  • Homeland Security shutdown may actually happen Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, listens during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington.

    A shutdown of the department of Homeland Security is looking increasingly likely, according to the New York Times.

  • *Senate committee expected to call hearing on bill- sources. A similar Fed audit bill passed the House of Representatives late last year and a hearing on Fed transparency is expected to be formally called by the Senate banking committee, according to people familiar with the matter. "We feel the current system works well, it's time-tested, and there are all kinds of...

  • US terror risk higher now than in 9/11: Tom Ridge Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security

    The first homeland security secretary said Tuesday the U.S. terror risk is higher now than on 9/11, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • HAVANA, Feb 17- The United States and Cuba will hold a second round of talks in Washington nest week aimed at restoring diplomatic relations, the State Department said on Tuesday, as U.S. Democratic senators visiting Havana said there may be enough support among Republicans to lift a trade embargo on Cuba. In particular, the United States wants to reopen the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's orders to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally, backing 26 states that argued Obama had overstepped his legal authority. The White House said on Tuesday that the Department of Justice would appeal the action by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in...

  • In Cuba, U.S. senators see path for end to U.S. embargo Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Democratic senators visiting Havana said on Tuesday that there could be enough Republicans who support lifting a trade embargo on Cuba to dismantle it in Congress. The United States and Cuba agreed on Dec. 17 to restore diplomatic relations after more than five decades of hostility. Democratic senators Claire McCaskill, Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar...

  • The White House said the Department of Justice would appeal the decision. The move came after Republicans in the House of Representatives blocked bipartisan legislation that the Senate passed in 2013.. Following Hanen's order, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Democrats to allow passage of their DHS bill in the...