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Drone strikes up, oversight down

Putting the U.S. military in charge of drone strikes in Iraq and Syria has effectively reduced congressional scrutiny of those sensitive operations, leaving some...

With budget done, back to partisanship?

Five days after Paul Ryan was sworn in as House speaker, the White House promised to invite him to meet President Barack Obama for...

Tax breaks, special interests in budget deal

The House and Senate are rushing to send President Barack Obama a massive budget package that would fund the entire government through September 2016...

GOP set to whip up $600B in tax cuts

Republicans are ready to whip a year-end tax-cut compromise through the House as Congress prepares to finish 2015 in a flurry of accomplishment that...

Cybersecurity act part of spending bill

A massive year-end spending measure moving through Congress includes a provision that will encourage companies to share cyber threat information with the government while...

GOP cheers lifting crude oil export ban

Republicans are hailing the likely demise of a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports, as well as spending limits imposed on the Environmental Protection...

Congress pushes Christmas compromises

Congressional leaders are girded to push a Christmas compromise on tax cuts and spending through the House and Senate by week's end after Republicans...

Congress wrapping up tax deals

White House and congressional negotiators are trading final offers over U.S. oil exports and concessions for home-state interests as they move toward wrapping up...

Congress wraps up year with spending, taxing

The White House and top lawmakers want to wrap up a year's worth of budget work and let Congress adjourn this coming week until...

Congress faces budget and more

Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the...