On April 10, the House of Representatives passed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget, a plan that includes $5.1 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years without changing the tax code.
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WASHINGTON — On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers said hearings on Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary provide a fresh opening to raise questions about President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
By Peter Urban
WASHINGTON — A secret Senate report on the CIA’s treatment of al-Qaida detainees from 2001 to 2006 concludes that the spy agency used brutal, unauthorized interrogation techniques, misrepresented key elements of the program to policymakers and the public, and actively sought to undermine congressional oversight, officials who have read the report say.
WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2012, some of America’s largest banks were coming under attack, with hackers commandeering servers around the world to direct a barrage of Internet traffic toward the banks’ websites.
WASHINGTON — Natalie Tennant, the presumptive Democratic nominee for West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat, got an earful visiting a company where workers said President Barack Obama’s environmental policies threaten their jobs.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government should stop confiscating taxpayers’ refunds to pay off decades-old debts to Uncle Sam that their parents may have incurred, two senators said Friday.
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama on Friday continued to denounce voter apathy in a push to get more Democrats to the polls for midterm elections and blasted Republicans for passing laws he said make it harder to vote.
WASHINGTON — Congress is headed home, done until late April. Then again, Congress looks like it’s all but done for the year doing anything big.