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US Representative of Arizona Trent Franks (AP Photo)

House panel backs bill to ban later-term abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is girding for another wrenching debate on abortion after a House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 […]

06/12/2013

US Capitol dome (AP Photo)

Jumble of education topics facing Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill. After months of relative neglect, education […]

06/06/2013

IRS

AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly […]

05/11/2013

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Study sets off immigration bill squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the […]

05/06/2013

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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

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