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FACT CHECK: Did FAA have to furlough controllers?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With disgruntled passengers complaining about airline flight delays, Republican lawmakers and the airline industry pounced on the Obama administration. The glitch was invented by the White House for political reasons, they charged.

04/26/2013

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House bill shifts funds in health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different tack, promoting legislation that would come to the rescue of a prominent program in the new law at the expense of another vital element of the law.

04/24/2013

Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Immigration bill would boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation would help authorities to know who is in the country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday, as supporters of a system overhaul marshaled arguments against opponents.

04/23/2013

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Top Dem sees ‘train wreck’ for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.

04/17/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama keeps part of tax pledge

EDITOR’S NOTE – One in a series examining President Barack Obama’s campaign promises and what he is doing, or not doing, to keep them. The issue: Taxes are at the center of every major budget fight gripping Washington.

04/11/2013

President Obama's 2014 US Government Budget book

An agency-by-agency guide to Obama’s 2014 budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years, raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.

04/10/2013

Obama budget

Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare.

04/10/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama budget hit from left and right alike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before it is unveiled, President Barack Obama’s new budget is opening to poor reviews from liberal allies entrenched in their opposition to shaving benefit programs and GOP opponents equally opposed to new tax increases.

04/09/2013

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Raucous debate on immigration to get under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate.

04/08/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama raises California money for Democrats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Obama is courting well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that requires the president to walk a fine line:

04/04/2013

Paul Ryan, US Representative of Wisconsin and House Budget Committee Chairman, holds a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution. (AP Photo)

House passes GOP budget plan promising deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies, in sharp contrast to less austere plans favored by Democrats.

03/21/2013

House GOP pushes bill streamlining job training

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican plan to make it easier for job seekers to learn skills by consolidating dozens of sometimes redundant job training programs is meeting resistance from Democrats who say it could leave some without critical assistance.

03/15/2013

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