By Susan Crabtree | 10/15/13 08:45 AM
Lawmakers are pressing President Obama to maintain tough sanctions against Iran as talks on Tehran's nuclear program begin Tuesday in Geneva.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/15/13 07:53 AM
Divisions among conservative Republicans may leave the GOP unable to block Democrats from including an Obamacare fix that labor unions have demanded in a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/14/13 05:43 PM
Senate Democrats and the White House insisted they would not negotiate with Republicans on broader budget issues until after the government is reopened and the debt ceiling raised. But Democrats have opened the door to possible concessions on fiscal matters and Obamacare as senators work to...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/14/13 05:10 PM
The Obama administration Monday on transferred an alleged top al Qaeda figure captured by U.S. special forces to New York to face charges in federal court. The move is likely to revive debate about whether suspected terrorists should be tried in civilian or military courts. Abu Anas al-Libi,...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 01:01 PM
Two senators with a history of hashing out bipartisan deals on Sunday complained that talks to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling before Thursday's deadline have stalled in the last 24 hours. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said hopes for a final deal fizzled on Saturday when Senate...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 12:16 PM
Sen. Rob Portman, a key player on federal budget matters, predicted Sunday that the deeply divided Congress would this week come up with a short-term solution to re-open the government and avoid sending the government into default. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Portman, R-Ohio, said...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 08:43 AM
President Obama huddled Saturday afternoon with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders who left the meeting saying Democrats remain united in their position of agreeing to negotiate on GOP priorities only after the government is reopened and the debt-ceiling is raised....
By Susan Crabtree | 10/13/13 08:41 AM
Vice President Joe Biden isn't sticking around Washington just to be cut out of any endgame negotiations to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Biden and his wife, Jill, headed out to Camp David in Maryland's Catoctin mountains for the three-day holiday just when talks between...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/11/13 05:32 PM
Eleven days after the rocky roll-out of the online Obamacare exchanges, Sen. Pat Roberts on Friday called on Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to resign for “gross incompetence.” Roberts, R-Kan., blamed Sebelius for a “complete failure” in addressing the...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/11/13 10:18 AM
Taxpayer-funded union activity is drawing new scrutiny after the Obama administration carved out a furlough exemption for government workers who serve as labor representatives.
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