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Congress goes on spending spree

Lawmakers are spending plenty of money and are greasing the way for retired Gen. James Mattis to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of defense...

Another stop-gap spending bill

Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals...

McConnell warns of delays in replacing Obamacare

The next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try...

Congress must change law for Mattis pick

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to...

A tough reality for Trump, GOP

The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect's priorities...

The other battle: Fighting for control of Congress

A furious fight for control of the U.S. Congress being waged alongside the White House race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump...

A partisan mess called Congress

Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the...

Deal reached to avert shutdown, help Flint

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed...

Dems, GOP vow to override Obama veto

Democrats and Republicans are vowing to decisively override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue...

Sept. 11 bill brings veto threat

The House is slated to vote on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi...