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Copies of President  Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on display for sale at the Government Printing Office bookstore. (Photo by Oliver Douliery/Getty Images)

Obama Sending $4 Trillion Spending Plan To Congress

Spending plan focuses on increasing taxes on the well-off to lift the fortunes of the needy.

02/02/2015

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Spending Deal May Not Offer 2015 Congress Road Map

Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.

12/14/2014

Nancy Pelosi Walking

Pelosi: ‘This Is Blackmail’

It’s now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as Tea Partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

12/12/2014

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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

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

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

A surge in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with a significant drop in violent crime in the U.S. . (credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Congressman: D.C. Gun Amendment Likely to Fail

A Kentucky congressman behind an amendment that would undo the District of Columbia’s strict gun control laws says he doesn’t think it will become law.

07/17/2014

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Senate Democrats Scuttle Vote On Spending Bill

Biggest obstacle is Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants.

06/18/2014