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Senate to try once again to pass new student loan bill

Senate to try once again to pass new student loan bill

Senate Democrats are trying to restore lower interest rates on student loans, a week after Congress’ inaction caused those rates to double. A procedural vote is scheduled for Wednesday on…

House Republicans want to split farm bill

House Republicans want to split farm bill

A month after suffering an embarrassing defeat, House Republican leaders are considering a new strategy to try to win support for the massive, five-year farm bill: splitting it into two…

Congress unsure on what to do about Egypt

Congress unsure on what to do about Egypt

While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt’s military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America’s annual $1.5 billion aid package if a…

Federal oversight board hears testimony on NSA spying on Americans

Federal oversight board hears testimony on NSA spying on Americans

The federal oversight board directed by President Barack Obama to scrutinize the government’s secret surveillance system is hearing from civil liberties activists, a retired federal judge and a former Bush…

Lobbyists launch major push on immigration legislation

Lobbyists launch major push on immigration legislation

Supporters of a U.S. immigration reform bill are launching a push for the legislation this week that includes phone calls to lawmakers from Catholic bishops, visits to Capitol Hill from…

So, who will follow Rick Perry as governor of Texas?

So, who will follow Rick Perry as governor of Texas?

Even as he announced he wasn’t running for governor again, Rick Perry implored Texans not to rock the political boat too much in choosing a successor. Although he stopped short…

America’s MIA debable: A shameful disgrace

America’s MIA debable:  A shameful disgrace

The Pentagon‘s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to…

McConnell forms uneasy but necessary alliance with Paul

McConnell forms uneasy but necessary alliance with Paul

To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national tea party leaders and…

Hillary Clinton’s delecate balancing act

Hillary Clinton’s delecate balancing act

Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to strike the right balance between staying out of the daily political maelstrom and setting herself up for a possible second presidential run. But her…

New York’s former prostitute-loving governor wants another political job

New York’s former prostitute-loving governor wants another political job

A person close to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to political life with a run for New York City comptroller. The person spoke on condition…