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Even with budget deal, bitter battles remain in Congress

Anyone expecting a new era of good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this week's bipartisan budget deal should...

Battle weary, bipartisan House approves budget deal

Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker...

Boehner gets testy with right-wing naysayers

After years of bitter friction within Republican circles, House Speaker John Boehner is lashing out against hard-line conservative and tea party groups — the...

With hopes for a grand budget deal long gone, the bickering...

With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending...

Obama drops in on immigration hunger strikers

President Barack Obama paid a visit Friday to hunger strikers calling for immigration reform, who are camped out on the National Mall in Washington. Accompanied...

Congressman cops plea for cocaine possession

First-term US congressman Trey Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. The Florida Republican,...

Washington: Homophobes, bigots and broken promises

The Senate Thursday accomplished something that rarely happens in Washington nowadays -- it passed bipartisan legislation to help end discrimination against gays and trans-gender...

Confused by Obamacare? So is Congress

Think you're confused by "Obamacare." It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama's signature law,...

Suddenly-united House backs big bucks water projects bill

After weeks of intense partisan fights, the House is showing it can come together on major legislation after all. Voting on its first big bill...

Obama healthcare rollout debacle worries House Dems

House Democrats are worried about persistent problems with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law — and one says the president needs...