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House Approves Federal Spending Bill, Blocking D.C. Pot Legalization

The House narrowly passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill meant to keep the government funded for the next year after a dramatic daylong showdown in which the legislation’s opponents were just one vote away from derailing the measure.

12/11/2014

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Congressional Staffers Walk Out In Protest Of Michael Brown, Eric Garner Deaths

Congressional staffers walked out of their jobs on Capitol Hill Thursday to protest the grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/11/2014

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Nearly 9 in 10 Doubt Obama, GOP Can Break Gridlock

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems.

12/11/2014

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Poll: Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Don’t Believe Obama, GOP Can Work Together

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems.

12/10/2014

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to members of the media after the Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the Capitol on Dec. 9, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Agree On $1.1T Spending Bill As Reid Warns Gov’t Will Run Out Of Money In 2 Days

Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year.

12/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about his recent executive actions on immigration on Dec. 9, 2014 at the Casa Azafran, a community center and home to a number of immigrant-related nonprofit organizations, in Nashville, Tenn. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Jokes That Some Republicans Are ‘Pretty Sure’ He’s An Illegal Immigrant

President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won’t be a priority for deportation in the future, while acknowledging another president could undo it all.

12/10/2014

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Federal Spending Bill To Block D.C. Marijuana Legislation

The idea of regulating and taxing sales of marijuana in D.C. has gone up in smoke thanks to bi-partisan provisions in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress Tuesday.

12/09/2014

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Agree on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year.

12/09/2014

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

House Plans To Take Up Another Drought Relief Bill

House Republicans are using the final days of the current Congress to push through another drought relief bill for California’s farm belt and other water users to the south.

12/09/2014

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Bachmann Ready To Leave Congress, But Not Politics

An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.

12/07/2014

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