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    Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

    After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

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Medicare 'doc fix' bill passes House

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In a rare moment of bipartisanship bringing House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi together, the House passed the so called "doc fix."


Diplomats voice optimism on Iran nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

A major source of disagreement between Iran and world powers negotiating over Tehran's nuclear program -- what to do with its underground Fordo facility -- may be on a path to resolution.


Supreme Court rejects Alabama case

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent disputed redistricting plans in Alabama --- drawn by a Republican-led legislature after the 2010 census -- back down to a lower court to take a second look.

Democrats had challenged the plans saying they impermissi...


Obama to ask agency official to step down

Rafael Moure-Eraso

The White House is expected to ask the embattled chairman of the Chemical Safety Board to step down Wednesday, congressional sources tell CNN.

Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso has been accused by members of Congress of malfeasance, hostility towards his st...


Afghan president warns of 'terrible threat'

Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is warning members of Congress that the Islamic State poses a "terrible threat" to his country and others in its region.


Ben Carson calls Obama a 'psychopath'


Ben Carson says President Barack Obama is a psychopath.


Dan Coats to retire from Senate

Dan Coats

Republican Sen. Dan Coats won't run for re-election in 2016, ending his political comeback while creating an opening for one by his long-time Indiana rival -- former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh.

The two have swapped the Senate seat since 1989. Coats fi...


For Obama, a new twist in longest US war

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America's longest war just got a little longer for thousands of U.S. troops.

President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 soldiers in Afghanistan through this year -- double what was previously planned -- represents an American bet that a new presi...


Capitol police say no more drunken parties

US Capitol

Congressional law enforcement officials want to rein in the growing number of parties in the Capitol during the annual Memorial Day and July Fourth concerts, according to a letter from the U.S. Capitol Police Board that was sent to top congressional ...


Will Warren-mania hurt progressive Democrats?

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Martin O'Malley says he wants to bring "fundamental change to the culture of Wall Street." Jim Webb is lashing out against the "greed and irresponsibility in the financial sector." For years, Bernie Sanders has railed against corporate excesses.

But t...


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