David Espo and Erica Werner, Associated Press | posted 17 minutes ago
After secretive talks, key senators expressed optimism Wednesday night that they were closing in on a bipartisan agreement to toughen the border security requirements in immigration legislation that also offers a path to citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 6:14pm
The House voted on Wednesday to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year as part of a wide-ranging farm bill.
Philip Elliott, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 5:17pm
Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taking shape in the Senate that would prevent interest rates from doubling and set a single rate each year for undergraduate students, rich or poor.
Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 4:05pm
The force-feeding of terror suspects at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, runs counter to international standards, medical ethics and the practices at American prisons, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday in pressing the Pentagon to establish a more humane treatment.
Valerie Bonk, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 3:50pm
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation's capital.
Philip Elliott, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 12:46pm
House Republicans on Wednesday finished their rewrite of GOP President George W. Bush's prized No Child Left Behind Act, sending to their colleagues a bill that would strip Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors of power and give more authority to the states.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 12:29pm
House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 10:15am
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she now supports gay marriage, becoming the third Senate Republican to do so.
Charles Babington, Associated Press | posted Jun 19th - 1:21am
Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast.
Kimberly Dozier and Donna Cassata, Associated Press | posted Jun 18th - 10:19pm
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.
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