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Congress helps doctors avoid Medicare reductions

Congress helps doctors avoid Medicare reductions

Congress once again has given doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees. A 64-35 Senate vote Monday…

In Congress, mostly Democrats represent the rich

In Congress, mostly Democrats represent the rich

Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It’s a label that has stuck for decades, and you’re hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the…

Mike Rogers moving his mouth from Congress to radio

Mike Rogers moving his mouth from Congress to radio

Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was…

Democrats try long-shot tactic to force immigration vote

Democrats try long-shot tactic to force immigration vote

House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants…

Senate once rejected what Obama now proposes for NSA

Senate once rejected what Obama now proposes for NSA

The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store massive amounts of Americans’ phone…

Terrorist interrogations report fuels CIA-Senate spat

Terrorist interrogations report fuels CIA-Senate spat

If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous,…

Biden to Congress: ‘Step up and stop homophobia’

Biden to Congress: ‘Step up and stop homophobia’

Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it’s outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking…

Congressional departures: Good news for Democrats?

Congressional departures:  Good news for Democrats?

House Democrats’ hopes of mitigating the damage in the midterm elections lie in the fast-growing suburbs of northern Virginia, the cities and towns near Iowa’s covered bridges of Madison County…

Issa questions Obama’s right to reopen ‘political shop’

Issa questions Obama’s right to reopen ‘political shop’

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the White House to turn over records related to President Barack Obama’s decision to reopen the White House…

A widening rift between the Senate and CIA

A widening rift between the Senate and CIA

The standoff between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee at its core is a battle over who owns the official history of one of the darkest eras in American…