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Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts 4:26am EDT

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.

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Japan PM Abe to address joint session of Congress

WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on April 29, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so.

World, Japan 26 Mar 2015
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U.S. House okays bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.

U.S., Health 26 Mar 2015

Senate tries to score political points on way to budget vote

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Thursday launched a marathon session that will end with a vote on a budget plan after lawmakers weigh in on dozens of amendments that are likely to have more effect on campaign ads in 2016 than the final spending plan.

26 Mar 2015
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Boehner, Pelosi show gridlock is not U.S. Congress's only option

WASHINGTON - Maybe it was the kiss that John Boehner planted on Nancy Pelosi's cheek that early January day in front of the entire House of Representatives that should have provided a clue.

26 Mar 2015