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  • Surprise! Something positive from Congress Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, answers questions during a press conference on Capitol Hill, July 24, 2014, in Washington.

    A bipartisan compromise to overhaul Medicare bucks the popular impression that Washington can't accomplish anything at all.

  • What Congress won't say   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    What Congress won't say

    Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute, discusses the issues politicians need to address but are avoiding.

  • 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...

  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    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...

  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    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...

  • Why Ted Cruz's run makes Jeb smile Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.

    Ted Cruz could wind up splitting the anti-Bush vote and giving the former Florida governor clear opportunities, Politico's Ben White says.

  • GOP budget makes life harder for middle class: Dem Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen

    The Republican budget would cut some taxes that help working Americans, Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen tells CNBC.

  • Dems unveil $3.7 trillion budget: Rep. Van Hollen   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Dems unveil $3.7 trillion budget: Rep. Van Hollen

    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.

  • This time could be worse: US to hit debt ceiling Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The coming debt limit fight could be even worse than usual given other deadlines and political forces in play, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Chasm grows within GOP over spending Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Lindsey Graham

    The push for a first Republican budget plan in nearly a decade is revealing a chasm within the party on spending, the NYT reports.

  • Tax inversion curb turns tables on US Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol building, Washington.

    A crackdown by the Obama administration on "tax inversion" deals has actually led to a sharp increase in foreign takeovers. FT reports.

  • What state passed a white-collar felon registry? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes

    This state approved a measure to build the nation's first white-collar offender registry for financial felons. The NYT reports.

  • Clinton hindsight: I should have used gov't email Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the United Nations in New York March 10, 2015.

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said work messages from her private email were kept in government logs and complied with rules.

  • Why Hillary's email issue won't go away...entirely Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The Hillary Clinton email story may fade in coming weeks, but it won't go away entirely, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on email scandal Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton at the 2014 CGI annual meeting in New York.

    "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them..." Clinton tweeted. NBCNews reports.

  • Netanyahu takes center stage in GOP war with Obama Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    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.

  • Why more conservatives are backing solar power Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Barry Goldwater Jr. speaks against a proposed tax to be levied against residential solar leasing companies, June 4, 2014, in Phoenix.

    The myth that only liberals support solar technology is being shattered by loud voices coming from the right.

  • Same as it ever was: Congress still broken Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The GOP's promises of a functional legislative branch was exactly what we thought it was: complete nonsense, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Obama flip-flops on FCC transparency: Chaffetz Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

    President Obama has not supported Congress in getting clarity from the FCC on net neutrality, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells CNBC.

  • Who wins—and who loses—on net neutrality rules Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    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.