By Sean Lengell | 10/31/13 04:42 PM
Senate Republicans led a successful charge Thursday to reject two key White House nominees, ramping up a longstanding feud over nominations between President Obama and the GOP.
By Sean Lengell | 10/31/13 06:31 AM
After a year-plus delay, House and Senate negotiators finally met Wednesday to begin hammering out a five-year "farm bill" that would set the nation's agricultural policies and fund the food stamp program.
By Sean Lengell | 10/30/13 02:27 PM
A new bipartisan negotiating committee tasked with hammering out a federal budget before the current deal expires in January pledged during its first public meeting Wednesday to find common ground. But after a nasty partisan budget fight that led to a16-day partial government shutdown,...
By Sean Lengell | 10/29/13 07:14 PM
National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress on Tuesday the U.S. has a history of spying on foreign leaders and suspects those countries are eavesdropping on U.S. officials as well. Clapper said in his 50 years in the spy business that it's "kind of a basic tenet" for the U.S. to...
By Sean Lengell | 10/29/13 01:47 PM
The architects of Obamacare predicted some Americans would be dropped from their health care plans over the law despite repeated promises that no one would lose coverage, the No. 2 House Democrat said Tuesday. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland added that the Obama administration and...
By Sean Lengell | 10/29/13 11:17 AM
House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday called for a "fix" of Obamacare but stopped short of demanding an immediate repeal of the health care law, something many of his fellow Republicans still are pushing for.
By Sean Lengell | 10/25/13 05:38 AM
The electronic cigarette industry is booming, but concerned that children and teens have easy access to the battery-powered inhalers, the Food and Drug Administration is considering strict new rules in the coming weeks that would treat the nicotine inhalers in much the same way as traditional...
By Sean Lengell | 10/24/13 07:51 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he doesn't expect the joint House-Senate budget talks to produce a "grand bargain" to end the sequestration automatic spending cuts, calling such a notion "happy talk." "I would hope there would be a grand bargain, but I don't see that happening," Reid,...
By Sean Lengell | 10/24/13 03:22 PM
Two contractors who built the troubled federal health care insurance exchange website told a House panel that more time was needed to test the system but believed the system would work anyway.
By Sean Lengell | 10/23/13 06:08 PM
Sen. Bill Nelson said that although glitches plaguing the federal health care exchange website are "inexcusable," now isn't the time to find and reprimand those responsible. The Florida Democrat told reporters in Tampa on Wednesday that the Obama administration should fix the computer glitches...
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