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  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

  • Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- A rare burst of good news on President Barack Obama's healthcare program has given Democrats their first glimmer of hope in months on an issue that has helped drag the party down ahead of November's U.S. congressional elections.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- President Barack Obama's national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the last day of March, the White House said on Tuesday, notching a rare victory after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout of the law.

  • REUTERS SUMMIT-Reuters Health Summit speakers Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 31- Political pressures, technology problems and legal challenges have rattled the rollout of President Barack Obama's new health insurance law, the most sweeping U.S. social program since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960 s.

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- Raising the U.S. minimum wage would lead to the loss of about half a million jobs by late 2016 while lifting almost a million Americans out of poverty, the Congressional Budget Office forecast in a report on Tuesday that reignited debate over one of President Barack Obama's top priorities this year.

  • Two Democrats join exodus from U.S. Congress Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 18- New Jersey Representative Rush Holt, a physicist who has advocated strongly for research funding and environmental conservation, has decided not to seek a further term in the U.S. House of Representatives in elections in November, Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday acknowledged concerns by fellow Democrats, including the top two in Congress, about President Barack Obama's free-trade agenda but defended the U.S. pursuit of a proposed pan-Pacific trade pact.

  • President Barack Obama' s party spoke out on Wednesday against a proposal to give the White House power to fast-track trade deals, delivering another blow to the chances of getting the bill through Congress quickly.

  • Second top Democrat opposes U.S. fast-track trade power Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    President Barack Obama' s party spoke out on Wednesday against a proposal to give the White House power to fast-track trade deals, delivering another blow to the chances of getting the bill through Congress quickly.

  • Obamacare's new test starts on New Year's Day Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET
    A couple speaks with an insurance agent as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami, Florida.

    New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, as hundreds of thousands of Americans will begin to use the program's new medical coverage for the first time.

  • Not everyone vowing to avoid another govt shutdown Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    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.

  • Shutdown Day 9: House GOP to meet with Obama Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    File photo with John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor.

    Facing a looming federal default, the House GOP leadership will meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday in a bid to resolve the budget deadlock.

  • Debt ceiling comes into focus as shutdown drags on Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers reporters' questions during a news conference after a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. 'This isn't some damn game,' Boehner said about the current federal government shutdown.

    House Republicans huddled on Friday to plot their next move amid a U.S. government shutdown and hopes for a deal to avoid a default.

  • As shutdown festers, Street weighs Obama's options Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    The prospect of Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt limit has economists and investors exploring options the White House might have.

  • Why John Boehner's in a lose-lose situation Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Rep. John Boehner at a news conference.

    John Boehner tried to avoid defunding Obamacare in the budget negotiations. But his team capitulated yesterday. Here's what it's getting them.

  • Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    President Obama is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the position at the helm of the central bank: Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, and a dark horse, Donald Kohn.

  • 'We fight on': NSA spying foe says after vote loss Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Rep. Justin Amash

    Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.