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Iran deal ramps up lobbying on Capitol Hill

The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring...

Selling the Iran deal to Congress

The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries...

Congress’ ever-growing list of unfinished business

Congress' midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear. At the top are maintaining the flow of highway funding, easing automatic budget cuts to...

McDonnell says Iran deal is a long-shot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country's...

No Child Left Behind rewrite passes House; Senate next

The focus is on the Senate as it considers a rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, a day after the...

Congress faces another funding deadline

Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government...

With GOP help, Obama gets his trade agenda

Two weeks after his own Democratic Party handed him an embarrassing defeat on trade, President Barack Obama maneuvered his way back to victory, salvaging...

Trade bill brings turmoil to Democrats

Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have...

Congressional limits on guns? Don’t bet on it

This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years...

Obama gets testy as trade bill vote approaches

Barack Obama moved to quell a Democratic Party revolt Thursday, on the eve of a tight Congressional vote that could scuttle his trade agenda...