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WASHINGTON/ HONOLULU, Jan 4- Republicans take full control of the U.S. Congress this week with an agenda of trying to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and push back on President Barack Obama's sweeping policy shifts on Cuba and immigration. Angry over the president's moves last year to bypass Congress on issues such as immigration, Republicans have...
The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.
People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.
Financial firms are shelling out big cash for the mid-term Senate elections, but their favorite candidate is an unlikely one.
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a surprisingly tough battle this fall against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who was 5 when he first went to D.C.
Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to Washington.
While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.
Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.
Senator Mitch McConnell said Republicans were open to using a tax holiday for multinational companies to pay for highway construction.
Looking at the balance of power in the Senate and how voters feel about the President and Congress. Do the Democrats have a "brand advantage" in several Senate races?
The tea party's still out there challenging the Republican establishment, but what's different is that Republican leaders are pushing back—hard.
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.
Republicans in the House were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal, indicating that the rambunctious lawmakers are not spoiling for a fight.
A budget deal aimed at avoiding a U.S. government shutdown on Jan. 15 could emerge in Congress on Tuesday, aides said on Monday.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.
The Fed won't taper its bond-buying program for three or four months because of the D.C. budget overhang, said David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management.
The stock market is not overvalued right now, but it's no bargain anymore, Leon Cooperman, chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, told CNBC on Tuesday.
U.S. Senators indicated they were close to reaching a deal that would reopen the government and push back a possible default, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Discussing some opportunities in the market as the government remains shut down, with Stephanie Link of TheStreet. Link looks at the auto and aerospace sectors.