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Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To Chinaonfirming one of the week's less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In SenateThe 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.

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The HouseThe House is expected to vote Thursday on the bipartisan deal that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate "sequester" budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington, D.C.

Federal Reserve Nominee Yellen Navigates Confirmation Hearing

Federal Reserve Nominee Yellen Navigates Confirmation HearingJanet Yellen cleared a key hurdle Thursday, as her confirmation hearing to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve went smoothly.

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert DefaultBringing 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 DealSenate 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.

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

Welcome To Week Three Of The ShutdownThe partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we've been here before.

Congress Works On Holiday, Three Days Before Debt Deadline

Congress Works On Holiday, Three Days Before Debt DeadlineThis year's Columbus Day falls on Day 14 of the federal government shutdown, which means both the House and Senate will be in session on the holiday.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for SenateLieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.

Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on Drones

Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on DronesA federal appeals court has rejected an effort by the CIA to deny it has any documents about a U.S. drone program that has killed terrorists overseas, ruling that the agency is stretching the law too far and asking judges "to give their imprimatur to a fiction of deniability that no reasonable person would regard as plausible."