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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...

Chamber of Commerce jumps into races in Idaho, W.Va.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP...

Republicans oppose renewing jobless benefits

Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed,...

Pelosi claims Democrats not abandoning Obamacare

The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Sunday that her party would not abandon President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform...

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,...

Government shutdown: Can the sequel be even worse?

The partial government shutdown has ended but that doesn't mean anyone has a solid idea for dodging a potential sequel. The legislative stalemate was resolved...

Former House Speaker Tom Foley dead at 84

Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S. House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994, has died...

It’s finally over. Congress approves debt, budget deal

After weeks of wrangling, 16 days of partial shutdown, and less less than two hours before the deadline for the government to lose its...

GOP aides: Votes exists to join Democrats and pass a...

Aides to Republican members of Congress tell Capitol Hill Blue that they have the votes necessary to combine with Democrats to pass a clean...

Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows

Ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what he thinks about Speaker of the House John Boehner and the answer is abrupt. "He's a coward," Reid...