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Democrats say ‘no games’ on debt limit increase

Democrats say ‘no games’ on debt limit increase

With House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan saying Republicans will, once again, put changes in Obamacare in the way of extending the nation’s debt limit, the Democrats Friday had a…

The $1.1 trillion budget deal: Too many trade-offs?

The $1.1 trillion budget deal: Too many trade-offs?

The sales job is on for a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget…

Congrss “inching” towards deal on federal budget

Congrss “inching” towards deal on federal budget

Congressional budget negotiators are zeroing in on a modest deal to keep the federal government operating while easing the grip of the mandatory automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. With…

Republicans oppose renewing jobless benefits

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, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.…

In wee hours of morning, exhausted Senate nears budget passage

In wee hours of morning, exhausted Senate nears budget passage

An exhausted Senate neared approval early Saturday of a $3.7 trillion budget for next year that will let majority Democrats highlight their fiscal priorities, but won’t resolve the deep differences…

Will the Senate actually pass a budget?

Will the Senate actually pass a budget?

Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases on top of more than…

House set to pass typical bill with huge budget cuts

House set to pass typical bill with huge budget cuts

A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on domestic agencies performing the nuts-and-bolts programs of the government is cruising to passage in…

Bernanke says economy may be hitting stride

Bernanke says economy may be hitting stride

The U.S. economy may finally be hitting its stride even if growth remains too weak to put a real dent in the nation’s jobless rate, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke…

To spend or not to spend…that is Obama’s question

To spend or not to spend…that is Obama’s question

In less than three hours, the extraordinary forces tugging at Barack Obama‘s presidency — and the Republicans who will soon take more control of Congress — came into sharp relief:…

Obama’s jobs program stalls in Congress

Obama’s jobs program stalls in Congress

The election-year jobs agenda promised by President Barack Obama and Democrats has stalled seven months before voters determine control of Congress. Democrats have no money to pay for the program.…