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Americans want compromise on fiscal cliff

Nov 15, 2012
When it comes to the fiscal cliff, Americans do not give Republicans or Democrats a mandate on the issue.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, budget deficit, Congress

A balance sheet of 'political capital'

Nov 7, 2012
President Obama and House Republicans both say they have it, but who has more?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff

Congress nears stop-gap spending measure

Sep 12, 2012
But six-month extension leaves government agencies unsure how to plan.
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Congress returns from summer break

Sep 10, 2012
Despite the looming "fiscal cliff" and an expiring farm bill, don't expect a lot of action on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck session

Who are the 50 wealthiest members of Congress?

Aug 21, 2012
Did your lawmaker make the list? Check out the full list of the 50 richest members of Congress compiled using data from the Washington publication "The Hill."
Posted In: Congress

Former Congressional staffer on how money divides politics

Aug 6, 2012
Former Republican staff member Mike Lofgren explains how money has taken over the political system in America and what we can do about it.
Posted In: politics, campaign finance, Washington D.C., Congress

What is the cost of a House vote?

Jul 11, 2012
Congress votes on repealing Obamacare for the 33rd time. Are symbolic votes worth the cost to taxpayers?
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Congress, Republicans, Democrats

House report links Countrywide, Congress

Jul 5, 2012
The home lender Countrywide gave preferential treatment to members of Congress, their staffs and employees of Fannie Mae in order to win influence in government, according to a long-awaited review by a House committee.
Posted In: Congress, Countrywide, Fannie Mae

How the U.S. can fix its political infighting

Jun 26, 2012
By taking a note from our neighbors in Great Britain. Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner explains why he thinks U.S. Congress should borrow the U.K. tradition of the Prime Minister's Question Time.
Posted In: prime minister, politics, Congress

Congress to decide on transportation bill, student loan rates

Jun 25, 2012
House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Posted In: student loan, Transportation, Congress

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