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Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran

Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran

A bipartisan measure defying President Obama would impose new sanctions on Iran if it breaks an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

The Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year’s partial government shutdown.

House Approves Budget Deal; Compromise Heads To Senate

House Approves Budget Deal; Compromise Heads To Senate

The House has approved a bipartisan budget deal to cut around $23 billion from the federal deficit over 10 years while removing the threat of a possible government shutdown until 2015. A shutdown deadline had loomed for Jan. 15.

Obama’s ‘You Can Keep It’ Promise Is ‘Lie Of The Year’

Obama’s ‘You Can Keep It’ Promise Is ‘Lie Of The Year’

President Obama’s oft-repeated promise that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” is 2013′s “lie of the year,” according to the fact checkers at the Tampa Bay Times’ nonpartisan PolitiFact project.

Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28

Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28

Unless Congress acts very quickly, some 1.3 million workers will lose their extended jobless benefits on Dec. 28.

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Bringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.

Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Senate Leaders Announce Budget Deal

Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on Wednesday aimed at avoiding a default and restarting the government after House Republicans failed to produce a plan of their own that could pass muster.

Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of Possible Thaw

Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of Possible Thaw

It’s Day 10 of the partial federal government shutdown, and the big news is a meeting between President Obama and a select group of House Republicans.

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

Treasury: New Debt-Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy

Treasury: New Debt-Ceiling Fight Could Derail Economy

The Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.