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Gay rights legislation gains bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or […]

11/02/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Congress governs self under ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Think you’re confused by “Obamacare.” It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in […]

11/01/2013

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Immigration bill’s fate murky on eve of lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the […]

10/28/2013

This May 15, 2013 file photo shows stacks of paperwork awaiting members of the House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington as it meets to consider proposals to the 2013 Farm Bill. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the five-year, roughly $500 billion farm bill. If they don't finish it dairy supports could expire at the end of the year, sending the price of a gallon of milk skyward, and a contentious debate over food stamps could spill into election season. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk […]

10/28/2013

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to members of the Texas Medical Association about the Affordable Care Act in on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

Cruz: Senate won’t make same mistake in next fight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that the GOP lost the government shutdown budget battle because some congressional Republicans turned on others, but that he doesn’t think they will make the […]

10/19/2013

This video frame grab image from Senate TV show Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Senate TV)

Cruz: Senate won’t make same mistake in next fight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that Republicans lost the government shutdown budget battle because some members of his own party in Congress turned on their colleagues, but that he doesn’t […]

10/19/2013

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shutdown showdown widened GOP-tea party rift

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it. Implored by House Speaker John […]

10/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Shutdown over, Obama surveys damage and blames GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had damaged […]

10/17/2013

National Park Service employees remove barricades from the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Temporary deal reopens gov’t after 16-day shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government unlocked office doors, carried away barriers and lifted entrance gates at parks across the country Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan deal to end 16 days of partial […]

10/17/2013

A row of new 2013 Ford Fusions are on display at an automobile dealership in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Washington budget fight hurts auto sales

DETROIT (AP) — Auto sales tailed off last week, and some dealers and experts are pointing the finger at bickering politicians in Washington. Data collected by J.D. Power and Associates show that sales fell in […]

10/16/2013

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, pumps his fist as he walks past reporters after a meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

A deal: Voting to avoid default, open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama […]

10/16/2013

Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks surge as Washington closes in on debt deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street as Washington closes in on a deal to avoid a default by the U.S. government. The Dow Jones industrial average spiked 200 points, or 1.3 […]

10/16/2013

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