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2 hrs ago | Politico
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.
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6 hrs ago | Politico
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)
10 hrs ago | Concord Monitor
This year, the U.S. Senate has taken up legislation to prevent sexual assault in our military.
15 hrs ago | Roll Call
Outside Congress, Democrats and labor unions are fighting for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
16 hrs ago | MarketWatch
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray are just a few billion dollars in budget savings away from a deal to set spending levels and reduce the so-called sequester for the next two years, Politico reports .
20 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
U.S. budget negotiators were down to the final, most difficult items in a two-year deal to avoid another federal shutdown next month and ease some across-the-board spending cuts set to hit military and domestic programs, congressional aides said on Thursday.
In order to repel terrorism in Afghanistan, the State Department needs funds to support quality of life and stability, says House Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
But the going is getting rougher. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she would withhold support from any compromise to ease across-the-board cuts until Republicans also agree to renew expiring unemployment benefits for America's long-term jobless, adding a major complication.
"This project has brought together the governor's office, lawmakers, labor and the business community - working together for a valuable and meaningful goal.
Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a December 13 deadline to produce, well, something.
Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues.
A US House-Senate budget committee is close to finalizing a plan on federal spending for the next two years that would provide the Pentagon and other federal agencies some relief from automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
With the clock ticking toward a Dec. 13 deadline to report to Congress, the bipartisan conference committee led by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is weighing a plan that would set spending levels for fiscal 2014 and 2015.
In this Congress, the partisan battles surrounding fiscal policy have been fought through a series of "cliffs," "ceilings," and other assorted deadlines.
By driving more fuel-efficient cars and by driving fewer miles than they did back before the 2008-09 recession, Americans are starving federal funding for highways and commuter rail and bus systems across the nation.
Corporate CEOs are growing more optimistic about the economy, and a budget deal in Washington would help push next year's growth higher, according to Business Roundtable survey released Wednesday.
They've been slabs of red meat to the Republican base, but have served little practical purpose, as differences have only deepened with the Democratic Senate.