WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama new money for implementing signature first-term accomplishments like new regulations on Wall Street and his expansion of government health care subsidies but provides modest additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects. Monday's measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to…

WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama new money for implementing signature first-term accomplishments like new regulations on Wall Street and his expansion of government health care subsidies but provides modest additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects. Monday's measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to…

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - House Budget Committee  Chairman Paul Ryan said on Monday he can balance the federal  budget in 10 years without raising taxes any further by  achieving $4.6 trillion in additional government spending cuts.                Ryan, who plans to unveil the House Republican budget on  Tuesday, said in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece his  proposal calls for the U.S. government to spend a total of about   $41 trillion through 2023, a 3.4 percent annual increase…

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Monday he can balance the federal budget in 10 years without raising taxes any further by achieving $4.6 trillion in additional government spending cuts. Ryan, who plans to unveil the House Republican budget on Tuesday, said in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece his proposal calls for the U.S. government to spend a total of about $41 trillion through 2023, a 3.4 percent annual increase…

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are set to unveil a new strategy -- one that sounds startlingly like 2011's supercommittee -- to deal with both the federal government shutdown and the looming debt limit crisis. House leadership aides said that the idea is to pass two bills: One would ensure that government workers who are still on the job but aren't getting paid will get their checks on time; the other would create a bipartisan negotiating team of House and Senate members that would start…

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are set to unveil a new strategy -- one that sounds startlingly like 2011's supercommittee -- to deal with both the federal government shutdown and the looming debt limit crisis. House leadership aides said that the idea is to pass two bills: One would ensure that government workers who are still on the job but aren't getting paid will get their checks on time; the other would create a bipartisan negotiating team of House and Senate members that would start…

House Democrats announced Friday that they will try to force the House to vote on a measure to fully fund the government with a procedural motion known as a discharge petition -- and end the shutdown. The effort, led by Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) will need all 200 Democrats and 18 Republicans to hit 218 signatures to succeed.

House Democrats announced Friday that they will try to force the House to vote on a measure to fully fund the government with a procedural motion known as a discharge petition -- and end the shutdown. The effort, led by Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) will need all 200 Democrats and 18 Republicans to hit 218 signatures to succeed.

GOP wimps cave to the right: New plan resumes Obamacare fight, ditches immigration and proves once again how incredibly ignorant Republicans truly are !

GOP wimps cave to the right: New plan resumes Obamacare fight, ditches immigration and proves once again how incredibly ignorant Republicans truly are !

A group of visitors to a new Chinese zoo among them, an American reptile expert, a New York Times columnist, and an ambassador's aide with a shadowy past are shocked to learn that the Chinese have discovered a creature that's always been considered mythological (dragons). More than that: they've created this zoo to keep the creatures penned in, no small feat since the creatures can fly. 1/27

A group of visitors to a new Chinese zoo among them, an American reptile expert, a New York Times columnist, and an ambassador's aide with a shadowy past are shocked to learn that the Chinese have discovered a creature that's always been considered mythological (dragons). More than that: they've created this zoo to keep the creatures penned in, no small feat since the creatures can fly. 1/27

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government's surveillance programs. Obama could unveil his highly anticipated decisions as early as next week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government's surveillance programs. Obama could unveil his highly anticipated decisions as early as next week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government's borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to a first-ever default on U.S. obligations draws closer.              A spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could unveil the measure as early as Tuesday, setting the table for a test vote later in the week. The measure is expected to…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government's borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to a first-ever default on U.S. obligations draws closer. A spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could unveil the measure as early as Tuesday, setting the table for a test vote later in the week. The measure is expected to…

Top Republican Says President Would ‘Spoil The Well’ If He Acted Before Congress Moves On Reform

Top Republican Says President Would ‘Spoil The Well’ If He Acted Before Congress Moves On Reform

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