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    Unemployment benefit extension bill still stalled in Senate

    A bitterly-divided Senate remained stalled Tuesday on a bill to revive unemployment benefits that ended last month, though Democrats and Republicans continue to talk in hopes of taking another stab at compromise soon. The bill remained in limb...

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM

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    Budget bill sets spending for everything from military pensions to light bulbs

    Congress’ spending plan for the federal government touches almost every facet of American life, as it tackles big priorities such as health care, education and combating terrorism as well as smaller concerns such as the future of light bul...

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:47 PM

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    Late Rep. Bill Young's widow gets $174,000 in omnibus bill

    Politics is full of deja vu.  Last October, on the day the New Jersey voters went to the polls to elect Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill the Senate vacancy caused by the death of Frank Lautenburg, Congress appropriated $174,000 to Lautenb...

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

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    Obama moving toward changes in nation’s spy network

    President Barack Obama appears to be on verge of making several changes to the nation’s surveillance programs, including halting the government’s storage of mass telephone records of millions of Americans, appointing a public advoca...

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:50 PM

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    Rubio: U.S. needs new approach to help poor up the ladder

    With the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” as a backdrop, Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday will join a growing chorus of Republicans looking to put a conservative brand on help for the poor with his ...

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

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    In 2013, big issues came at us from all sides

    The world got a new pope. Gay marriage prevailed. The Arab Spring faded. Guns and terrorism brought more heartache. It all happened in 2013, a year that featured big headlines and big issues.

    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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    Congress heads home with dubious distinction: Far fewer laws than infamous Do Nothing Congress

    Days before adjournment and the year-end holiday recess, Sen. Lindsey Graham was hardly feeling the holiday spirit.

    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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    Brian Boitano comes out, raising gay members in U.S. Olympic delegation to 3

    The number of gay athletes in the official delegation representing the United States at the opening and closing ceremonies of February's Winter Olympics in Russia grew to three Thursday after figure skater Brian Boitano announced that he is ...

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 3:42 PM

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    Obama is urged to include gays, lesbians in official Olympics delegation

    An American human rights group is urging President Barack Obama to appoint lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community leaders to the official U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to show displeasure with a recently passed ...

    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 6:18 PM

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    House exhales after passing compromise budget

    The House of Representatives on Thursday approved by a vote of 332-94 a modest bipartisan plan to spend more on both defense and domestic programs for the next two years, an agreement aimed at avoiding government shutdowns and easing automatic ...

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:38 PM

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