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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

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

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