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Senate approves Obama’s global trade bill

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing...

A day of battles coming over Obama’s trade bill

Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House,...

NSA collecting of phone records faces a hangup

The fate of the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and more than 10 hours...

Emotions run high in Congress over trade

Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for...

Pelosi’s role in Medicare bill upsets Dems

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on...

Republicans caught up in budget spat

Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn't necessarily mean they...

When lawmakers don’t read bills, chaos rules

Congress can get so busy that senators and their staffs don't always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and letters they sign —...

Has Boehner survived the Homeland Security debacle?

House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday...

Dems say Homeland Security mess will hurt GOP

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans...

Is a lapse in DHS funding that big of a deal?

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House...