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Senate Approves Budget Deal, Goes To President Next For Approval

A budget spending plan has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting the signature of President Barack Obama for final approval.

12/18/2013

Congress will likely approve a measure ensuring furloughed federal workers receive back pay. (Getty Images)

Congress Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back Pay

A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.

10/05/2013

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Ahead Of Talks, Feds Find $100M For Broke Detroit

The federal fingerprint in efforts to fix Detroit is growing larger as the Obama administration has found millions of dollars in grant money to help the bankrupt city hire more police and firefighters, and clear out blighted neighborhoods.

09/27/2013

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Senator Targets Military Law Over Sexual Assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed services handle an epidemic of sexual assaults.

07/29/2013

A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

IRS Replaces Lerner Amid Tea Party Controversy

A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.

05/23/2013

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GOP Faces Senate Recruitment Woes In Key States

Republicans are struggling to recruit strong U.S. Senate candidates in states where the party has the best chances to reclaim the majority in Washington.

04/27/2013

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Tests on Suspicious Letter to Sen. Levin Are Negative

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says preliminary testing on a suspicious letter to his Saginaw office was negative. Levin says the FBI advised him about the test results.

04/18/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

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‘Suspicious Letter’ Received at Office of Sen. Carl Levin

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says his regional office in Saginaw received a suspicious letter and that authorities have been alerted.

04/17/2013

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Collins Says She’ll Oppose Hagel Confirmation

A moderate Republican senator said Wednesday she’ll oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, while other GOP senators signaled they may delay a floor vote on the nomination unless the White House provides more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

02/13/2013

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