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  • Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million. Members of Congress have until Feb. 26 to hold up the Apache sale.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The chief of Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG will square off on Wednesday against U.S. Levin is expected to release a report on Credit Suisse to coincide with the hearing at which bank CEO Brady Dougan and three other senior bank officers are slated to appear.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. Congress approved an increase in the country's debt limit through March 2015, bowing to President Barack Obama's demands to extend federal borrowing authority without conditions, but only after a dramatic Senate vote on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- For Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, a vote to end debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling on Wednesday was much more than a vote to leave Washington before a snowstorm arrived.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. Congress approved legislation on Wednesday to increase the country's debt limit for a year, bowing to President Barack Obama's demands for a debt limit increase without any conditions after a dramatic Senate vote.

  • FACTBOX-Some provisions of U.S. farm bill Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    Feb 4- A U.S. farm bill was passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and sent to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives last week, will cost an estimated $956 billion over 10 years, a savings of about $16.6 billion compared with current funding, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest leaders if violence escalates in the political crisis gripping Ukraine, congressional aides said on Wednesday.

  • As a result, lawmakers from both the establishment wing of the Republican Party and the more fiscally conservative small-government proponents in the Tea Party movement are exploring healthcare policies. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said it would be a major topic at a Republican retreat next week.

  • Using eminent domain to help some avoid foreclosure Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    An abandoned home and car are seen on September 5, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and 16% unemployment; in July, the city declared bankruptcy.

    The mayor of Richmond, Calif., is pushing a novel use of eminent domain to prevent foreclosures. Financial firms are very, very unhappy.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- The government's move to delay for some people a requirement to buy medical insurance raised new doubts about the already chaotic rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, just days before an enrollment deadline.

  • Brazil had been struggling for years to decide which company to choose for a $4 billion- plus fighter jet contract, one of the world's most sought-after defense deals and one that would help define the country's strategic alliances for decades to come.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The U.S. Senate was ready on Wednesday to pass a two-year budget deal aimed at avoiding a government shutdown in January despite objections by senators from both parties to proposed pension cuts for military retirees.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- A two-year U.S. budget deal that eases some automatic spending cuts cleared a crucial Senate test vote on Tuesday, all but assuring its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The Republican co-author of a rare bipartisan budget deal in Congress defended the agreement from opposition in his own party on Sunday as an asset that could help Republicans capture the Senate next year and the White House in 2016..

  • US budget deal still short of votes: Sen. Durbin Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    Senate Democrats are still short of the votes needed to pass a budget deal, Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday.

  • That was the clear message from most lawmakers interviewed on Friday as well as from close observers of Congress, after the deal passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday on its way to the Senate. The deal was a "one-off," said Norm Ornstein, a scholar of Congress at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

  • How the Senate could kill the budget deal Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:43 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd L), Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator John Thune (R-SD).

    Most of Wall Street views a budget agreement as a done deal. If it's not, lots of people will have to rethink rosy scenarios for a happy New Year.

  • Why Obama is 'spent'; why that's bad for Hillary Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    Democrats counting on Obama simply to pass the torch to Hillary Clinton may be in for a letdown, if this expert's analysis is correct.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Two senior U.S. senators on Wednesday called for an end to a stock option-related tax break that lets companies avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes.

  • Humana Inc said that because of technical problems preventing millions of Americans from accessing the federal HealthCare.gov website since it opened on Oct. 1, the company had slashed its expectations of signing on 500,000 new plan members to an estimate of closer to 250,000..

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