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Senate Passes Short-Term Funding Measure To Avoid Government Shutdown

AP | DAVID ESPO & DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nomin...

Zach Carter

Democrats Revolt Against 'Wall Street Giveaway' In Deal To Prevent Government Shutdown | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Wednesday raged against a government funding bill that would provide taxpayer subsidies to risky Wall Street derivatives tr...

Financial Collapse: The Sequel?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

There are some pro-Wall Street Democrats who are actually for this idea, but a lot of them are saying that this is a big, complicated package with lots of good and bad in it, and it is too hard to renegotiate this provision and walk away from the deal. But Credit Default Swaps will, sooner or later and probably sooner, destroy our economy

Rare Truce Occurs Amid Congressional Wars

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After last fall's tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown battles, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to b...

Senate Readies Big Bill For Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartis...

Top Dem Floats Idea To Avoid Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says the chamber may come out in favor of a smaller patch for bankrolling the government than the one envisi...

Government Funding Bill Sails Through House

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Thursday passed a huge spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a go...

Senate Advances Key Measure To Prevent Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan full-year funding bill took a big step forward in the Senate on Monday, despite opposition from Republicans who were d...

Senate Democrats Unveil Government Funding Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama ne...

Michael McAuliff

Dems See Big Wins In Disinfected Government Spending Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - House Republicans are threatening to reject the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance extension deal approved by the Senate, according t...

A New Hostage Taken In Payroll Tax Fight

Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

A massive year-end spending deal hung in the balance late Monday as a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to use the package to win mo...

Rifts In GOP At Play In Passage Of Spending BIll

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan spending bill that averts a federal shutdown, but widespread Republican defec...

Government Shutdown Averted -- Again (For Now)

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a spending bill Tuesday to fund the government for six weeks, delaying a series of battles over spending and polic...

House Poised To Pass Government Funding Bill, Avert Shutdown

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The House has passed a short-term spending bill that keeps the government running for six weeks an...