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US Sen. Coburn to resign after current session

01/17/2014 5:51am
Sen. Tom Coburn has announced he will resign at the end of the current session of Congress, nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end.

Fiscal fatigue grabs capital as Obama preps speech

01/17/2014 3:37pm
After last fall's tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown fights, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to be setting in among many Washington policymakers as President Barack Obama prepares for his fifth State of the Union address later this month.

Okla's Coburn leaves mark as tireless budget hawk

01/17/2014 3:43pm
A political maverick nicknamed "Dr. No" for his favorite vote, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was more than a bomb-thrower during his decade in the U.S. Senate _ he also earned a reputation as a statesman willing to reach across the aisle to come up with solutions to the nation's budget woes.

GO FIGURE: Fed budget comes to $3M per word

01/17/2014 4:46pm
Talk about words more costly than gold.

Horse slaughter blocked by federal law

01/17/2014 6:21pm
The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.