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  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 12:09 AM ET

    But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival. "We're not taking up the Senate bill," the California Republican told reporters at the Capitol, adding that the Senate should instead take up the bill already passed by the House. Hours later, in a hectic late-night session, the Senate voted 64-29 to include the provision reviving the...

  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 3:26 AM ET

    "We're not taking up the Senate bill," the California Republican told reporters at the Capitol, adding that the Senate should instead take up the bill already passed by the House. "My best advice to the Senate is to get our highway bill moved forward," he said. Hours later, in a hectic late-night session, the Senate voted 64-29 to include the provision reviving the...

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...

  • The Senate voted 65-31 against setting aside an amendment to a defense bill that would renew Ex-Im's charter and implement some reforms to the 80- year-old trade bank. "This will be a signal to the markets that the Senate is in support of the bank," said Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, prior to the vote. A vocal group of conservative...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- A Republican businessman said on Monday he is pouring millions of dollars into a foundation that sees opportunities where the majority of his fellow party members do not: easing climate change and speeding the country's transition to clean energy. Jay Faison of Charlotte, North Carolina, has given $165 million to Clearpath, his foundation...

  • The reason: for more than four years, Fiorina- who has an estimated net worth of up to $120 million- didn't pay them, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows. But some former staffers on her Senate campaign are now raising questions about that portrayal. FEC records show, for example, that her former campaign manager Martin Wilson was owed $80,500; legal...

  • Democrat Maria Cantwell and Republican Lindsey Graham expressed their frustrations over Congress' refusal so far to renew the Ex-Im Bank. Both said they would try to block progress on the fast-track trade bill unless there was progress on renewing the Ex-Im Bank. "You are not going to get my vote for cloture or anything else this year until we get a vote on the...

  • Why Rand Paul probably can't win the GOP nomination Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

    In a political world where candidates nearly always follow the party line on every issue, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has broken the mold.

  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:40 AM ET
    A jogger runs past the United States Capitol building at sunrise in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A bipartisan plan to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank seeks to extend the bank's term until 2019, increase lending to small businesses and overturn limits on coal-fired power plant projects. Friends of the Earth senior program manager Doug Norlen said fossil fuel projects, especially coal, hurts communities by polluting air and water,...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky and Senate Republicans.

    Republicans will offer their plan to balance the budget within a decade and rein in programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

  • Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:52 PM ET

    MOSCOW, Feb 18- Vladimir Putin has called Europe's bluff over east Ukraine as Russia- backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. But declaring the agreement dead would be likely to force Europe to impose new economic sanctions on Russia and increase pressure on U.S. "There is the notion that the West goes to...

  • The bill comes on top of efforts to include rules against deliberate weakening of currencies in a Pacific trade agreement and in upcoming legislation to fast track trade deals through Congress. Graham joined nine other lawmakers from both parties and both chambers of Congress in introducing legislation putting currency manipulation on a par with export...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers will unveil legislation on Tuesday aimed at stopping trading partners from manipulating their exchange rates to gain a competitive edge amid a wider debate over using trade deals to punish currency cheats. Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown, Debbie Stabenow and Charles Schumer will be joined by...

  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington.

    High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Pierson to resign.

  • Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Americans and their elected officials continue to resist cuts to almost any specific program, big or small.

  • Senators threaten Yellen's Fed nomination Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 3:42 PM ET
    Senators threaten Yellen's Fed nomination

    Senators Graham and McCain threaten to put Janet Yellen's Fed chair nomination on hold. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details.