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Issa, Cummings fight over everything

Disputes over documents, opening statements, even office space stall committee work. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Florida governor may stall Obama healthcare law

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott signaled on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul may not be implemented in the state as a legal battle…

Senate Republicans push health law repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans moved on Tuesday to force a U.S. Senate vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul — a day after a federal judge ruled that the…

NY’s Cuomo slashes spending, freezes taxes in budget

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed laying off nearly 10,000 state workers and cutting billions from education and Medicaid as he laid out his first budget…

Obama, Bingaman to talk energy

Barack Obama has summoned Sen. Jeff Bingaman to the White House on Wednesday. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Winning the future in a new Mideast

Opinion: The demonstrations mark a watershed in the region from which there is no return. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Deficit reduction push gains steam

‘It’s inside baseball, but the connectors are connecting,” says Alan Simpson. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

U.S. ambassador warns against "gutting" Iraq mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Iraq urged Congress on Tuesday not to “gut” the post-war diplomatic presence in Iraq after a Senate committee report urged Washington to consider…

Ensign running, despite investigation

‘Full speed ahead,” he says of his plans. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Obama seeks "responsible" budget to curb deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday spelled out that his upcoming budget will seek a “responsible” path to reducing U.S. debts over time, while lawmakers pushed for a…