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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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    Hold the phone on cellphone talk aboard planes, public, lawmakers say

    An overwhelming majority of Americans don't want airlines to allow passengers to talk on their cellphones during flights, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The survey released Wednesday found that 59 percent of Americans oppos...

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4:37 PM

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    Congress likely to approve budget pact despite complaints from right and left

    Congress’ bipartisan budget deal appeared headed for passage Thursday in the House of Representatives, despite protests from angry conservatives and skepticism from wary Democrats.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM

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    Sen. Lamar Alexander's top D.C. aide under investigation for child porn

    Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, is under investigation for child pornography, the Tennessee Republican senator said Wednesday. "I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel's office that law e...

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM

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    House and Senate leaders reach budget deal

    Congressional negotiators Tuesday reached a deal to keep the government running for nearly two more years, a rare bipartisan agreement that should ease the threat of automatic spending cuts.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM

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    Mel Watt wins confirmation to lead Fannie, Freddie agency

    Rep. Mel Watt was confirmed to a top housing finance post Tuesday after Senate Democrats cleared a path for him by changing filibuster rules that Republicans had used to block his confirmation.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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    Ryan, Murray announce bipartisan budget deal

    After weeks of closed-door meetings, budget negotiators Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., the House Budget Committee chair, and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., were said to be close to emerging with a deal far short of a political grand b...

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

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    No budget deal yet, but plenty of haters to it

    A bipartisan House and Senate budget conference committee hasn't formally announced a deal to fund the federal government and ease the still of the automatic, mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration. But that hasn't stopped oppo...

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM

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    Rep. Watt clears Senate hurdle, expected to win housing post

    Rep. Mel Watt cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday afternoon toward becoming the new leader of the influential housing-finance regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:07 PM

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    Will the Senate party like it's 1843 on nominations this week?

    With new voting rules in place, the Democratic-controlled Senate is poised this week to consider a host of President Barack Obama's judicial and executive nominations that have been blocked or stalled by Republican opposition. On Tuesday s...

    Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:21 PM

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