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Republicans still looking for direction

Three months into the new Congress, Republicans are struggling to reinvent themselves on the fly as they adjust to life without a president of their own party or a majority…

Former Utah Congressman dies in ATV crash

Former Utah congressman Bill Orton died in an ATV accident when his machine flipped over on a sand dune at Little Sahara Recreation Area. He was 60.

Juab County…

Congress boosts Obamas agenda

Passage by both House and Senate of companion budget plans gave President Barack Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill a key victory, but the debates also exposed some of…

House passes pay curbs on bailed-out banks

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to curb "excessive" employee pay at financial firms that receive government bailout funds, a measure that could supplant an earlier effort to…

Congress set to give Obama pared-down budget

Democrats controlling the House and Senate are on track to give President Barack Obama a key victory by adopting slightly pared-back versions of his $3.6 trillion budget.

Passage of…

Is Dodd doomed?

Democrats in Sen. Chris Dodd's home state are pissed over his role in the controversial bonuses paid to fat cats at American International Group…

Republicans attack Obama’s budget

Attacking President Barack Obama's grand spending plans, a GOP lawmaker who almost joined the Democrat's Cabinet said Saturday the…

Obama’s huge budget marches through Congress

For now, President Barack Obama's Democratic allies are endorsing his ambitious budget plan, but general agreements on fighting global warming and boosting health care…

Cantor calls Obama’s budget ‘out of the mainstream’

A leading House Republican is charging that President Barack Obama is pushing a federal budget so far out of the mainstream that even congressional Democrats are struggling with it.

Obama’s economic team faces grilling over AIG

The Federal Reserve's chairman and the secretary of the treasury are making a rare joint appearance at a congressional hearing, ostensibly to take a…