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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

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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

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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

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

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

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