Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Merkley's backing puts...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption. Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, is leading the effort to round up Senate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows. If Senate Democrats can amass 41 votes in favor of the deal, they could block passage...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists. A Planned Parenthood executive said...
Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror. Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency. But the annual summertime update by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also contained...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst is projecting a federal deficit for this year of $426 billion. That's a substantial drop since the March forecast and the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency. But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is also...
Congress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear struck by the U.S., Iran, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in international sanctions relief...