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WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. On Iran, Medicare, education and trade, Republicans and Democrats have come together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately. "It's great," Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said after...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. Iran, Medicare, education, trade — Republicans and Democrats are coming together to make deals, and that's something rarely seen lately. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says it's great, and the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." The challenge for the Democratic president...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is getting a boost from the first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has filed legislation to create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate candidate. She...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation has acknowledged he has a private, personal relationship with an airline industry lobbyist. Rep. Bill Shuster is chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. The bill overhauls a 1997 law that aimed to slow Medicare's growth by limiting reimbursements to doctors...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership...