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Coal miner benefits dog government shutdown debate

Hours to a government shutdown, coal-state Senate Democrats blocked swift action on a stopgap spending bill over benefits for retired miners and pressed President-elect...

House Republicans hope to avert shutdown

Republican leaders hope House passage of bills targeting Planned Parenthood and curbing some abortion procedures will mollify fractious conservatives demanding a face-off with President...

Congress moves to patch transportation bill

The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers...

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...

Showdown over rebel flag in South Carolina

South Carolina's House of Representatives is due to begin debate Wednesday on a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol's grounds,...

GOP balanced budget plan passes Senate

Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of...

House ready to pass Medicare fee bill

Fueled by a rare alliance between party leaders, a $214 billion measure permanently blocking deep cuts in doctors' Medicare fees is ready to sail...

House set to approve Keystone Pipeline XL bill

House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer...

Pelosi splits with Obama, Senate over spending bill

Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republicans in backing...

Who will win, who will lose in Tuesday’s elections?

Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three...