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WASHINGTON— In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto the Senate, where its prospects have brightened as Democrats have muffled their criticism...
WASHINGTON— Republicans slowly pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the health care law. Separately, legislation to stabilize the system for paying...
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package. The bill is a scarce Capitol Hill commodity: a bipartisan...
Ted Cruz could wind up splitting the anti-Bush vote and giving the former Florida governor clear opportunities, Politico's Ben White says.
The Republican budget would cut some taxes that help working Americans, Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen tells CNBC.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-Md.), provides the details of the Democrats' budget plan and weighs in on the looming spending showdown on Capitol Hill.
The coming debt limit fight could be even worse than usual given other deadlines and political forces in play, Politico's Ben White says.
The push for a first Republican budget plan in nearly a decade is revealing a chasm within the party on spending, the NYT reports.
A crackdown by the Obama administration on "tax inversion" deals has actually led to a sharp increase in foreign takeovers. FT reports.
WASHINGTON— Congress' annual budget debate pits Republicans against Democrats as the newly empowered GOP in the House and Senate offer their alternatives to President Barack Obama's budget. It sets out, in broad strokes, goals for spending, tax revenues and changes to crucial programs like Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and student loans as well as the health...
This state approved a measure to build the nation's first white-collar offender registry for financial felons. The NYT reports.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said work messages from her private email were kept in government logs and complied with rules.
The Hillary Clinton email story may fade in coming weeks, but it won't go away entirely, Politico's Ben White says.
"I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them..." Clinton tweeted. NBCNews reports.
Iraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will address Congress featuring divisions not only over his likely message, but on the nature of his trip to the nation's capital. NBCNews reports.
The myth that only liberals support solar technology is being shattered by loud voices coming from the right.
The GOP's promises of a functional legislative branch was exactly what we thought it was: complete nonsense, Politico's Ben White says.
President Obama has not supported Congress in getting clarity from the FCC on net neutrality, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells CNBC.
The FCC is widely expected to pass new rules Thursday that classify the Internet as a public utility, and there's a clear list of winners and losers.
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.