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A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Congress Is Finishing This Year Less Popular Than A Cockroach’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress’ failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week.

12/19/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol Building. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.

12/12/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands at a press conference after a closed joint whip and causes meeting on the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2013. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Pelosi Nixes Budget Deal Without Jobless Benefits

The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won’t support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.

12/05/2013

House Speaker John Boehner arrives at the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 28, 2013 in Washington. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Boehner Signs On to ‘Obamacare’ After Delay, Tweet

Being speaker of the House doesn’t make it any easier to sign up for health care coverage using the troubled federal website. Just ask John Boehner.

11/21/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Passes $8.2 Billion Water Projects Bill

Bucking some of the same conservative groups that encouraged the government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats united Wednesday to overwhelmingly pass an $8.2 billion House bill mapping out plans for dams, harbor, river navigation and other water projects for the coming decade.

10/23/2013

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walk to a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Vote Called Off to Reopen Government, Avert Default

A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.

10/15/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Reid: Soft-Spoken, Combative Obama Partner vs GOP

White House aides say Obama talks more frequently with Reid than with any other senator, and they call one another several times a week.

10/14/2013

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry tells CBS News there is a lack of trust between Democratic and Republican leaders. (Getty Images)

McCurry: Obama And Boehner Are Like ‘Oil And Water’

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry says a clash of personalities may be aggravating the current government shutdown.

10/10/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling ‘Does Not Add a Dime to Our Debt’

President Barack Obama held a press conference Tuesday at the White House on the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling.

10/08/2013

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