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Obama applauds passage of financial restructuring

President Barack Obama on Saturday applauded House passage of an ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations designed to correct failures that led to the economic meltdown.

He called for quick action…

Health care bill loophole benefits insurance companies

A loophole in the Senate health care bill would let insurers place annual dollar limits on medical care for people struggling with costly illnesses such as cancer, prompting a rebuke…

House waters down curbs on Wall Street abuses

House Democrats head into the final stretch on a long-awaited Wall Street regulation bill with two crucial and contentious votes looming before they can declare victory on one of President…

Black lawmakers to Obama: Put up or shut up

Rep. Barbara Lee

Long-silent black members of Congress are fed up with what they see as…

Congress wants to question gate crashers

A congressional panel voted on Wednesday to subpoena a married couple who slipped into a White House dinner, making them the world's most famous gate crashers and raising questions about…

Senate drops public option (maybe) from health plan

Sen. Harry ReidDemocrats in the Senate agreed Tuesday night to drop the controversial public option plan from…

Public option watered down in Senate

Sen. Ben NelsonThey may still call it a "public plan," but private insurers…

Congress wants answers about Afghan war plan

Gen. Stanley McChrystalCongressional Democrats plan to give the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan…

Abortion remains divisive issue on health care reform

Sen. Harry ReidBuoyed by a presidential pep talk and intense rounds of negotiations, Senate Democrats hope to…

Gay-friendly legislation coming in Congress

Two of Congress's three openly gay members said Saturday that the U.S. House is poised to pass bills to provide health coverage for the same-sex partners of gay federal workers…