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Sotomayor hearings set to start July 13

Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will start on July 13, a top Democrat announced on Tuesday, and a Republican predicted she would be easily confirmed as…

Democrats considering tax on health benefits

Despite a less-than-rousing reaction from the Obama administration, House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured.

Several…

GOP will question Sotomayor’s objectivity

The Alabama senator leading the GOP's vetting of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said the American tradition of…

Public health insurance plan threatens deal

President Barack Obama's hopes for a bipartisan health deal seemed in jeopardy Thursday as GOP senators protested his renewed support for a new public health insurance plan, and a key…

Another Gitmo setback for Obama

Lawmakers Thursday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, denying a request for extra funds and restricting the transfer and release of detainees.

Congress vows short leash on auto bankruptcies

Congress will closely monitor the role played by the federal government during its management of insolvent auto giants General Motors and Chrysler, a top House Democrat said Wednesday.

"Obviously…

GOP offers $23 billion in spending cuts

Responding to a challenge from President Barack Obama, House GOP leaders are offering up a roster of more than $23 billion in spending cuts over the next five years.

Sotomayor faces critics on Capitol Hill

Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday countered Republican charges that she would let her background dictate her rulings as Americans signaled a favorable first impression of President Barack Obama's first Supreme…

Tentative deal cut for funding Iraq, Afghan wars

Top House and Senate Democrats reached a tentative agreement on an almost $100 billion war funding bill Monday, including a generous new line of credit for the International Monetary Fund.

Sotomayor heads for Capitol Hill

Appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is getting her first chance to make an impression on senators who will vote on her nomination to the Supreme Court, with a marathon set…