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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…

Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill angers right-wing

Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill angers right-wing

A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama’s…

Issa ready for another assault on Obamacare

Issa ready for another assault on Obamacare

One of the Obama administration’s harshest congressional critics will get a final high-profile shot when the House Oversight Committee grills witnesses about the president’s health care overhaul and a former…

Policy differences threaten spending bill

Policy differences threaten spending bill

Ahead of Congress’ midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill, including a provision that could lead to pension cuts for…

Republicans in House match Truman years

Republicans in House match Truman years

Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party’s post-World War II high during…

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Bye bye to last Deep South Democrat in Senate

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory “the exclamation point” on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge…

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House Republicans are prepared to rebuke President Barack Obama over immigration, with a vote on legislation that declares his recent executive actions “null and void and without legal effect.” But…

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

The House is moving to extend a $45 billion package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, which would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim…

Homeland Secretary under fire from GOP lawmakers

Homeland Secretary under fire from GOP lawmakers

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is defending President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration even as GOP lawmakers work to find the best way to stop them. Johnson was to…