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Rubio: Loss of trust in Obama stalled immigration

01/29/2014 11:10am
Sen. Marco Rubio, a major player on immigration policy, said Wednesday that there was no chance now of passing a broad overhaul because Republicans have lost trust in President Barack Obama.

House Roll Call: farm bill

01/29/2014 11:39am
The 251-166 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a compromise farm bill to reform and continue programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving most crop subsidies.

Holder offers Congress assurances on surveillance

01/29/2014 12:18pm
Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking to strike a conciliatory tone on the subject of surveillance. He's defending the Obama administration's methods to Congress while also insisting that the government will safeguard the privacy rights of all Americans.

Farm bill includes payments to rural counties

01/29/2014 12:25pm
The farm bill moving toward approval in Congress includes a one-year extension of a federal program that compensates rural counties for federal lands they can't tax. About 1,900 local governments _ mostly in the West _ received a total of $400 million last year under the program, known as Payment in Lieu of Taxes or PILT.

Senate leader opposes Obama on quick trade deals

01/29/2014 12:53pm
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he opposes President Barack Obama's proposal for legislation letting Congress vote quick approval of trade deals with other countries.

Ethics committee ends investigation into Radel

01/29/2014 12:59pm
The House Ethics Committee is ending an investigation of former Rep. Trey Radel because the Florida Republican resigned from Congress after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges.

Holder offers assurances on surveillance

01/29/2014 1:51pm
Attorney General Eric Holder sought to strike a conciliatory tone on the subject of surveillance Wednesday, defending the Obama administration's methods to Congress at the same time he insisted that the government will safeguard Americans' privacy.

After threat, NY rep. faces temperament questions

01/29/2014 2:31pm
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has never been shy about promoting himself as a tough guy.

Bill lets residents donate to gay marriage fight

01/29/2014 3:06pm
A Utah lawmaker hopes residents can soon donate to the state's fight against gay marriage by checking a box on a tax form.