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10:27 pm, December 18, 2014

Government News

Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill

Obama praises big $1.1 trillion spending bill; says it's the divided government voters asked

Saturday - 12/13/2014, 02:12am EST

Bill bars Pentagon deals with Russian arms dealer

Spending bill prohibits contracts with Russian arms dealer

Saturday - 12/13/2014, 01:20am EST

NY man pleads guilty to mailing death threats

Upstate NY man pleads guilty to sending death threats with white powder to senator, others

Friday - 12/12/2014, 11:00pm EST

Budget deal takes aim, but misses on climate plans

Budget deal leaves major climate plans intact, but previews wish list of new Congress

Friday - 12/12/2014, 10:30pm EST

Fort Hood attack victims closer to Purple Hearts

2009 Fort Hood attack victims move closer to getting Purple Hearts after Congress passes bill

Friday - 12/12/2014, 09:30pm EST

Justices to review sentences for young convicts

Supreme Court to decide reach of 2012 ruling barring automatic life terms for young offenders

Friday - 12/12/2014, 08:30pm EST

Senate passes bill for US women's history museum

Senate passes bill to advance effort to create new National Women's History Museum in DC

Friday - 12/12/2014, 07:30pm EST

Senate approves bill for US women's history museum

Senate passes bill to advance effort to create new National Women's History Museum in DC

Friday - 12/12/2014, 07:00pm EST

US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

Obama administration seeks authority for more Myanmar military engagement despite opposition

Friday - 12/12/2014, 06:58pm EST

Congress approves plan to expand Gettysburg park

Congress approves plan to expand Gettysburg National Military Park by 45 acres

Friday - 12/12/2014, 06:50pm EST

Cuba: Rappers targeted by USAID program 'victims'

Cuba: rappers, other artists targeted by USAID program were 'victims' of 'treachery'

Friday - 12/12/2014, 06:50pm EST

Longtime Rep. Dingell hospitalized as 'precaution'

Longest-serving member of Congress, Michigan Rep. Dingell, 88, hospitalized as 'precaution'

Friday - 12/12/2014, 06:04pm EST

New House budget chairman to follow Ryan framework

New House budget chairman Price largely to follow Ryan framework on Medicare, reaching balance

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:56pm EST

Court will hear dispute over Spider-Man toy

Supreme Court will hear patent dispute over Spider-Man web-shooter toy

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:50pm EST

Scalia: Constitution silent on torture

Scalia says hard to rule out 'extreme measures' in interrogations, if they could save lives

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:50pm EST

House adopts new stopgap spending bill

House adopts stopgap funding bill to give Senate additional time to pass $1.1T omnibus measure

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:30pm EST

Fed member plans to leave when term ends in 2016

Lone dissenter on Fed's October vote to end bond-buying program won't seek 2016 reappointment

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:30pm EST

Bid to update Freedom of Information Act fails

Congress fails to update Freedom of Information law despite bipartisan support

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:10pm EST

First lady: Barriers remain to girls' education

Michelle Obama: Parents must believe daughters are as worthy of educating as their sons

Friday - 12/12/2014, 04:50pm EST
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