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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments. Passage of the 1,603- page bill was a long, tough struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives...

  • Congress sends Obama $1.1 T spending bill Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from "the divided government that the American people voted for." Mike Lee of Utah, launched a bid to force the Senate to vote on Obama's new immigration policy.

  • Obama-Democratic split - a function of compromise Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The drama surrounding passage of a massive spending bill exposed internal party tensions that had once only bedeviled Republican House Speaker John Boehner. In the end, President Barack Obama peeled off enough Democrats to get his way, but the spectacle surrounding the House vote on the $1.1 trillion package demonstrated that cutting deals with...

  • Spending bill cleaves Pelosi from Obama and Senate Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republicans in backing a $1.1 trillion spending bill she opposed. She said she was "enormously disappointed" the White House backed it. Less than three hours before the government was to run out of money, Pelosi...

  • Why rift on derivatives is blocking US budget bill Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— At the heart of the impasse in Congress over a must-pass spending bill is a provision involving the sorts of high-risk investments that ignited the 2008 financial crisis. The provision is part of a broader Republican drive to erode the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, which Congress enacted in 2010 to try to tighten regulation and prevent...

  • House approves $1.1T bill financing government Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    The 219-206 vote cleared the way for a final showdown in the Senate on the bill— the last major measure of a two-year Congress far better known for gridlock than for bipartisan achievement. The White House stated its own objections to the bank-related proposal and other portions of the bill in a written statement. Even so, officials said Obama and Vice President...

  • Liberals and conservatives gripe about $1.1T bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Exposed to the light of day, a year-end, $1.1 trillion spending bill drew vociferous objections from liberals and milder criticism from conservatives on Wednesday while lawmakers readied a brief, stopgap measure to prevent a government shutdown both parties vowed to avoid. The White House declined to state President Barack Obama's position on...

  • Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year. At 1,603 pages, the spending bill adheres to strict caps negotiated earlier between the White House and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Conservative groups kept up the pressure on Thursday to shut down the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but the agency's supporters and many lawmakers expect Congress to approve a deal next week to extend its charter for nine more months.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 8- Video streaming service Netflix Inc will join Reddit, Kickstarter and thousands of other websites on Wednesday in an online protest that calls for strong U.S. rules to ensure equal treatment of Internet traffic.

  • WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.

  • Why Obamacare desperately needs watchdog: US rep Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    With Obamacare predicted to generate more than a trillion in taxpayer spending, one U.S. representative thinks it's time for an inspector general.

  • 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.