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House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve…

Some good news but more trouble ahead for benefits

Some good news but more trouble ahead for benefits

Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it…

Jeff Miller has a big chore with the VA compromise

Jeff Miller has a big chore with the VA compromise

Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a…

Senate faces looming highway bill deadline

Senate faces looming highway bill deadline

The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.…

Congress steadfast over support for Israel

Congress steadfast over support for Israel

Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles…

Finally, a deal on VA health care fix?

Finally, a deal on VA health care fix?

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait…

Health care plan renewals may backfire

Health care plan renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law…

Obama to name African program after Mandela

Obama to name African program after Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama, who has said he was…

Congress says Obama is too aloof as President

Congress says Obama is too aloof as President

President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White…

Can Republicans avoid a Senate upset in Georgia

Can Republicans avoid a Senate upset in Georgia

Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia’s Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as…