Politics & Government

Politics
3:54 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Senate May Need Every Minute To Meet Government Funding Deadline

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 5:23 am

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National Security
3:54 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 5:23 am

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The Two-Way
8:17 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

Volunteers with the DC Cannabis Campaign (left and center) talk to a voter on Election Day about the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana. The measure was approved, but its fate remains uncertain.
Allison Shelley Getty Images

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 10:20 am

Negotiations over the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill Congress will consider this week included how to handle Washington, D.C.'s bid to legalize marijuana. Some 65 percent of the federal district's voters approved the move via ballot initiative last month.

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The Two-Way
6:42 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 9:10 am

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders of both parties in Congress have worked out a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government until October 2015. But a vote isn't likely to come before the day of the deadline.

Update at 8:45 p.m. ET: Welcome, Cromnibus: Bill Is Published

The House Committee on Appropriations gives an overview of the newly published bill:

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It's All Politics
5:59 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

President Obama walks to the podium at his 2008 nominating convention. Lawmakers are inserting into the spending bill a provision allowing political parties to collect up to $97,200 from each donor to pay for their conventions.
Chuck Kennedy,Scott Andrews AP

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 10:56 am

If you're able and eager to write an annual check for roughly $100,000, you might expect to be hearing soon from the Republican and Democratic national committees.

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It's All Politics
4:33 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

Rep. John Dingell (from left), D-Mich., Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., Rep. Ralph Regula, R- Ohio, Rep. Ralph Hall, D-Texas, Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., and Rep. Amo Houghton, R-N.Y., stand at a House ceremony honoring World War II veterans in 2004.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:47 pm

The World War II era is about to officially draw to a close in the United States Congress. This comes after seven full decades during which there was always a veteran of that war in the legislative body.

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Politics
3:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:47 pm

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Politics
3:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Congress Pushes Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:47 pm

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Law
3:26 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Senate Panel Looks At Taking Sexual Assault Investigations Off Campus

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:47 pm

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Politics & Government
1:37 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Wisconsin Writer Sees Discontent with Partisan Politics Reaching Critical Mass

Blue Jeans in High Place by Mike McCabe

Congress is taking up a one trillion dollar spending bill that would keep the federal government in business through the end of the fiscal year. But that news is unlikely to signal a watershed new era in bipartisan cooperation in the capital.

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