• GOP foe of Hagel's nomination says let vote go on

    2/17/13 11:42 AM

    Republicans have angered Obama by delaying the formation of his second-term national security team, which includes Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska

  • Mortgage bill faces tough road in Congress

    2/17/13 8:46 AM

    A sharply divided Congress isn't likely to jump at President Obama's challenge for quick passage of a mortgage refinancing bill that supporters say could help millions of homeowners save big each year and boost the economy.

  • Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms

    2/16/13 8:46 AM

    Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

  • President Obama treats himself to boys' weekend in Florida

    2/16/13 7:53 AM

    President Obama is spending a weekend in Florida with the boys, presidential style.

  • Inside Washington Feb. 17, 2013

    2/15/13 3:40 PM

    This week on Inside Washington: President Obama’s State of the Union and the Republican response by Sen. Marco Rubio.

  • Sequestration could lead to mass lay-offs

    2/14/13 6:22 PM

    A Senate hearing Thursday was essentially a presentation of worst-case scenarios from cabinet members. Sequestration will likely lead to tens of thousands of workers to lose their jobs. Unemployment will be higher. There will be fewer teachers and larger class sizes.

  • N.J. senator Lautenberg not seeking re-election

    2/14/13 4:01 PM

    The 89-year-old lawmaker is the last remaining veteran of World War II in the Senate and has been elected easily five times but was facing a likely challenge from charismatic Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

  • Rubio's mid-speech water break goes viral

    2/13/13 7:57 PM

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's mid-speech swig from a small Poland Spring water bottle during his GOP response generated instant reaction in social media circles and on cable television, even as Republicans offered fresh appeals on the economy and promises to rein in federal spending.

  • Obama doubles down on minimum wage increase

    2/13/13 5:49 PM

    President Obama has called for an increase in the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. It’s a controversial proposal as small business owners worry about paying more to employees, while those working for minimum wage would welcome any bump in pay.

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