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  • Congress moves on spending bill as shutdown deadline looms

    September 29, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    The U.S. Congress moved on Monday to rush legislation to President Barack Obama that avoids a government shutdown on Thursday as the new fiscal year starts while setting aside a bitter Republican feud over money for Planned Parenthood.

    The Senate kicked off the effort by...

  • House Republicans vote to strip Planned Parenthood funds

    September 18, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    House Republicans voted to deny funds to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood for a year on Friday but the action did little to quell party desires to use a spending bill as leverage in their fight to punish the group in an abortion controversy.

    Congress adjourned for...

  • U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

    December 11, 2014 | 6:53 pm

    The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

    By a vote of 219-206, the House approved the bill, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security only...

  • Bipartisan Group in Congress asks Treasury Dept. to recall workers overseeing Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 11, 2013 | 8:48 pm

    For the first time since most of the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, there appeared to be some hope on Capitol Hill on Friday that Congressional Republicans and President Obama could come to a compromise that will allow the federal government to be reopened, possibly in the...

  • Don’t count on it

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 13, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Please don’t run a countdown clock on the debt ceiling. 

    For weeks, that’s what Jack Lew, the Obama Administration’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been urging the television networks not to do.

    You know the kind of clock he means.  It’s what we saw...

  • BUDGET: Ryan’s way: Stop government excess

    April 15, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    We pretend. And Paul Ryan says, get real.

    Does anyone dare ask how the government can spend ever more on, say, education, health and poverty, when schools decline anyway, health care becomes more chaotic, and the dependent class grows exponentially … and then liberals predictably...

  • BUDGET: Obama’s way: Maintain support for social programs

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 15, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    In the midst of the near shutdown of the federal government, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) launched an attack on Democratic-created safety net programs. He proposed an entirely new budget, calling for the privatization of Medicare and the devolution of Medicaid to the states, where...

  • BUDGET: Threat to Food Stamps Lies Hidden in Ryan’s Plan

    April 15, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    With the federal budget battle in full swing, Congress, media pundits and most of the general public have their attention riveted on proposed changes to Medicare and Social Security. But Social Security — dubbed the “third rail” of politics — is likely to remain intact, even...

  • The Colbert Report’s Government Shutdown Menorah [VIDEO]

    April 5, 2011 | 11:53 am

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