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  • John Boehner not optimistic about a quick solution to the border crisis

    House Speaker John Boehner says he is not overly optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can come together to resolve the border crisis before Congress adjourns at the end of July for a month-long break.

  • VIDEO: Immigration deal may hang on 2008 law

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday there needs to be changes to a 2008 human trafficking law before any money will be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to shore up an increasing crisis.

  • Senate panel examining role of GM legal department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel will pose questions to a new set of key players Thursday as it delves deeper into General Motors' delayed recall of millions of small cars. GM CEO Mary Barra will certainly be asked about how she's changing a corporate culture that allowed a defect with ignition...

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want...

  • Poll shocker: Border surge likely caused Tea Party reversal on path to citizenship

    The growing crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border seems to have turned supporters on the Right of granting a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally into opponents.

  • Janet Yellen stumbled over these two bailout questions

    She avoided making any big monetary policy news in two appearances on Capitol Hill this week, but Janet Yellen couldn't escape a few confrontations that raise doubts about the details of the Federal Reserve's plans to avoid bailouts in future financial crises.

  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the agency's top official said Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary...

  • GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. Attorneys allied with Democrats in...

  • Bogus cash pays for roads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some...

  • Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) — The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. The proposal, which would transfer dozens of the...

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs. The vote was 367 to 55. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. The bill cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs...

  • Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite recent sizable job gains, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling that her agency is in no rush to withdraw the massive support it is providing the U.S. economy. Extra caution is warranted, she said Tuesday, given a number of "false dawns" in this recovery when...

  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Under current law, the moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often show up on telephone...

  • House votes to slash IRS tax enforcement budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it....

  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey tells Congress that the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000....



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