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The Senate returns from a two-week Thanksgiving recess Monday facing a growing pile of work to wrap up before the end of the year and just two weeks to get it all done before lawmakers head home for Christmas.
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Largely shut out of the budget negotiations, Capitol Hill's minority parties are getting increasingly antsy about the emerging agreement.
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A senior Democrat said on Sunday he hoped an emerging deal on the U.S. budget would include an extension of unemployment benefits but added that his party would not necessarily walk away from an agreement that left it out.
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan , R-Wis., left, speaks with Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013.
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Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a Friday the 13th deadline to produce, well, something.
Employers added more than 200,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate is down to 7 percent, according to the Labor Department, which is the lowest it's been since 2008 when the recession first hit.
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President Obama says his signature health care law "is working and will work into the future."
This Dec. 3, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaving a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
There's a saying in the sports world about how last-minute comebacks are examples of "snatching victory from the jaws of defeat."
The unemployment rate reached its lowest level in five years on Friday, painting a brighter picture of a U.S. economy that is gaining strength half a decade after the onset of the 2008 financial crisis.
COULD IT REALLY HAPPEN? RYAN AND MURRAY ARE INCHING TOWARD A DEAL . Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan have the story, "Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are only a few billion dollars in budgetary savings away from a deal that would set spending levels and blunt the impact of across-the-board spending cuts for the next two years, according to ... (more)
This year, the U.S. Senate has taken up legislation to prevent sexual assault in our military.
Outside Congress, Democrats and labor unions are fighting for an increase in the federal minimum wage.