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No budget, no pay: An incredible idea whose time has come?

In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would...

Congress will take the easy route on budget and go home

America's do-nothing Congress took the path of least resistance is voting in a six-month stopgap spending bill that keeps the government running but does...

Bitter Olympia Snowe leaving Senate

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, saying she is tired of "wasting precious time" in a bitter divided Congress, announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election...

Funding deal reached to avoid government shutdown

House and Senate negotiators reached a last-minute deal late Thursday to fund the U.S.government through September 30 of next year -- staving off a...

Giffords a leading voce in immigration debate

Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was shot point blank in the head while meeting with constituents on Saturday, was expected to be a...

Debt limit already a hot-button issue for GOP

In power scarcely a day, House Republicans bluntly told the White House on Thursday its request to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit...

Republicans already breaking their promises

Republicans have already violated some of the vows they made in taking stewardship of the House. Their pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget...

Personal threats a job perk for Congress

Growing hazard for members of Congress: Threats -- both real and perceived. Pennies tinged in red, purported to be in blood, arrive at the office...

Capitol Hill: The world’s longest-running sex drama

In 1984, a young brunette walked into former entertainer Sonny Bono''s restaurant in Palm Springs, California and, before long, was sitting on the aging...

Will Bill Clinton become Obama’s salvation?

In 1994, a chastened President Bill Clinton overcame the loss of Democratic control of Congress by turning the extremes of the Republican Party on...