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Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill…

Revived debate on toture, interrogation, CIA

Revived debate on toture, interrogation, CIA

When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos…

GOP lament: What is Ted Cruz doing?

GOP lament: What is Ted Cruz doing?

One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year’s 16-day partial government shutdown. Another senator said…

$1.1 trillion spending bill finally clears Congress

$1.1 trillion spending bill finally clears Congress

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration’s new…

Senate GOP joins anger over spending bill

Senate GOP joins anger over spending bill

First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it’s the Senate Republicans’ turn, specifically Ted Cruz…

Pelosi splits with Obama, Senate over spending bill

Pelosi splits with Obama, Senate over spending bill

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…

Senate: Next stop for spending bill

Senate: Next stop for spending bill

It’s now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new…

A look at those leaving Congress

A look at those leaving Congress

Congress is saying farewell to its last two veterans of World War II, the member whose lodgings inspired TV’s “Alpha House,” a founding firebrand of the tea party, one of…

Opposition to spending bill grows

Opposition to spending bill grows

Growing opposition among Democrats and persistent opposition from the tea party Republicans has left a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill teetering as many lawmakers find more in the measure to…

Report says torture did not help find bin Laden

Report says torture did not help find bin Laden

After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what…

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