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April 28, 2016
Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy
Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three ...
April 27, 2016
Dems block spending bill in dispute over Iran nuclear deal
Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort ...
April 27, 2016
Carter calls Republican plan to shift wartime money flawed
Defense Secretary Ash Carter attacked as "another road to nowhere" a Republican plan that cuts $18 billion from the wartime ...
April 21, 2016
Top Senate Republican: Zika funding to get floor vote
A bipartisan measure to partially fund President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus will soon get ...
April 20, 2016
Senate GOP shoots for quick action on Zika funding bill
Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama's request for money to fight the Zika ...
April 15, 2016
House Republicans miss budget deadline amid caucus divisions
House Republicans departed Washington on Friday having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and without ...
April 14, 2016
Spending bills advancing despite budget impasse
Even as Congress is blowing its deadline to produce a budget, a once-dominant Senate committee tried to reassert itself and ...
April 13, 2016
Top Republicans: Zika funding likely but timing uncertain
Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are increasingly likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.
April 06, 2016
White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus
Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the ...
April 05, 2016
GOP appeal to conservatives with health care, immigrant cuts
Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the ...
April 03, 2016
GOP Congress' incomplete: Stalled bills, no court nominee
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year. The Senate returned Monday with a strong ...
March 22, 2016
Ryan: No spending bills without broader budget plan
Top GOP lawmakers Tuesday promised increased spending for veterans' programs and National Guard construction projects but ...
March 15, 2016
Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters
Dealing an embarrassing setback to House Speaker Paul Ryan, tea party conservatives are blocking a leadership-backed budget ...
March 07, 2016
Senate GOP delays action on budget
In an election-year embarrassment for Republicans, Senate GOP leaders have put off action on the annual budget blueprint.
March 03, 2016
Navajo Nation discretionary fund cases drawing to close
A long-running saga over tribal officials on the Navajo Nation scheming to give money to each other's family members is ...
February 26, 2016
APNewsBreak: Pentagon starts aggressive cyberwar against IS
Not long after Defense Secretary Ash Carter prodded his cyber commanders to be more aggressive in the fight against Islamic ...
February 10, 2016
Ryan, Republicans grapple with alternative to Obama budget
Meet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an ...
February 02, 2016
Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence
The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most ...
January 27, 2016
Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites
Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S.
January 20, 2016
Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal
Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns before Congress on Wednesday, ...