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More sanctions ahead if Iran deal falls apart

More sanctions ahead if Iran deal falls apart

Lawmakers are making contingency plans for what happens if — or when — the nuclear accord with Iran falls apart. Congress is out of town through the end of the…

Political fallout from change in Senate filibusters rules

Political fallout from change in Senate filibusters rules

By limiting the ability of Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominees, Senate Democrats sought to placate the party’s core liberal activists dispirited by the troubled rollout of the health…

Democrats kill off filibusters in Senate

Democrats kill off filibusters in Senate

Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate’s hallowed filibuster tradition on Thursday and cleared the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments made…

Budget negotiators looking at two-year deal to end showdowns

Budget negotiators looking at two-year deal to end showdowns

U.S. budget talks are aiming for a two-year deal that would end divisive fiscal showdowns that have plagued Congress since 2011, while also easing the severe across-the-board spending cuts that…

Congressman cops plea for cocaine possession

Congressman cops plea for cocaine possession

First-term US congressman Trey Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. The Florida Republican, 37, was arraigned in Washington…

New farm bill aims to infringe on states’ rights

New farm bill aims to infringe on states’ rights

The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators…

Pelosi claims Democrats not abandoning Obamacare

Pelosi claims Democrats not abandoning Obamacare

The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Sunday that her party would not abandon President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform law, despite unrelenting Republican opposition and…

‘Duck Dynasty’ candidate wins Congressional seat

‘Duck Dynasty’ candidate wins Congressional seat

Republican businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer who boasts of never having visited Washington, D.C., won a special election in Louisiana on Saturday to fill the congressional seat formerly held…

Military sexual assault changes fall short in Senate

Military sexual assault changes fall short in Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military…

Obama rebuked by 39 Dems who vote for GOP bill

Obama rebuked by 39 Dems who vote for GOP bill

In the most significant legislative rebuke to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, 39 members of his Democratic Party voted for a Republican bill in the House of Representatives on Friday…