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Major Bill Fails To Pass House

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps an...

Bring Congress Back for Christmas

William S. Becker | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Under Article 2, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the President of the United States "may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them" into special session. Presidents have used that authority only a handful of times in the modern era.