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House votes to extend unemployment benefits

With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance…

Sen. Robert Byrd injured in fall at home

Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, has been taken to a hospital after a fall at home in the Washington suburbs. Spokesman Jesse Jacobs says the 91-year-old West Virginia…

Work starts on revising health care bill

Senators challenging the latest proposed health care overhaul already have won concessions that include reducing a penalty for Americans who don't buy insurance, and hundreds of other changes are up…

Congress defers action on road, air bills

The Democratic-led Congress' determination to do something about health care this year has slowed legislation affecting the safety of almost every traveler in America. Barring some miracle, lawmakers acknowledge they don't…

House moves to extend unemployment benefits

Despite predictions the Great Recession is running out of steam, the House is taking up emergency legislation this week to help the millions of Americans who see no immediate end…

Pelosi: Hate could fuel increase in violence

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says hate-filled rhetoric over President Barack Obama's health care reform proposals could fuel a dangerous increase in violence. Pelosi told reporters that the tone of the debate…

Senators target Bush’s abuses

A group of US Senators unveiled legislation Thursday aiming to strip telecommunications firms that took part in a hugely controversial Bush-era spying program of immunity from lawsuits. The bill aims…

Dems pissed over tax hike in health care bill

Unhappy Senate Democrats on Thursday found plenty to complain about in the fine print of the latest health overhaul bill, particularly a tax provision they fear would hit hard at…

Democrats unhappy with Baucus

President Barack Obama's call for an overhaul of the nation's health care system gained fresh momentum with the introduction of long-delayed Senate legislation to rein in spiraling medical costs and…

Lobbyists love Baucus’s bill

The latest health overhaul plan circulating on Capitol Hill gives health insurers, drug makers and large employers reasons to heave sighs of relief, sparing them the higher costs and more…