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Collins to Trump: ‘Reinstate subsidy’

A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt...

Latest GOP health care bills dies

The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small...

Senate passes historic ban against gay discrimination

The Democratic-led Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public support for gay rights, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to...

Obama calls meeting at White House as talks continue on the...

President Barack Obama called a mid-afternoon meeting of Congressional leaders at the White House Monday. The call to the meeting came while the Senate's leaders...

Senators hope their leaders can succeed where others have failed

Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this...

As Congress spits and sputters, default looms for America

Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and...

Hope for resolution of fiscal crisis shifts to Senate

The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a U.S. default shifted to the Senate on Saturday, where leaders were in...

As talks between Obama and House stall, Senate works on a...

With talks having stalled between the White House and House Republicans, a bipartisan group in the Senate is polishing a measure that would reopen...

No spending, no tax reform

President Barack Obama says there are no gimmicks to grow the economy — just difficult steps that require Washington's focus. In his weekly radio and...

More Republicans backing increased background checks on gun buyers

With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up...