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The ‘Spin Machine’ in overtime on Ebola blame game

The ‘Spin Machine’ in overtime on Ebola blame game

Less than three weeks before the midterm elections, Washington’s Ebola blame game has spread to the arcane world of the federal budget. Republicans claim credit for boosting the budget of…

Congress gives Obama authority to help Syrian rebels

Congress gives Obama authority to help Syrian rebels

Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after…

Senate set to vote on Obama’s aid to rebels

Senate set to vote on Obama’s aid to rebels

President Barack Obama’s request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent…

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.…

Congress says Obama is too aloof as President

Congress says Obama is too aloof as President

President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White…

House Republicans slash IRS tax-enforcement funds

House Republicans slash IRS tax-enforcement funds

The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service’s tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and…

House Republicans back state marijuana laws

House Republicans back state marijuana laws

The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came…

House trying to restore spending bill process

House trying to restore spending bill process

Lawmakers embarrassed by their inability to pass their annual spending bills the old-fashioned way are trying to get the broken budget process back on track. After the partial government shutdown…

Congress returning to do as little actual work as possible

Congress returning to do as little actual work as possible

Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it’s looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum. Forget immigration, a tax overhaul, stiffer…

Some savings in health care costs?

Some savings in health care costs?

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance…

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