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WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts....
WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense ended as it began -- with a smear. "Senator Hagel has accused Israel of quote 'playing games' and committing, quote, 'sickening slaughter,'" Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said before...
South Bend TribuneThough not set to take effect until Friday, the automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending known as the sequester, negotiated back in 2011 as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, already are having an effect on the economy and national security,...
The optimism expressed early in the week on both sides of Washington’s political aisle for a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, lamentably, has waned. If last November’s failure of the “supercommittee” to reach a grand...
Tags: Joe Donnelly, Joe Donnelly, Politics, U.S. Congress, Fred Upton
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and U.S. Senator Dan Coats released the following responses to the President’s State of the Union address: Rep. Walorski's statement: “House Republicans are ready to get to...
Last Sunday's Opinion pages offered eight perspectives from local sources on President Barack Obama's recommendations for curbing gun violence in the nation. Today, we share our readers' comments on the issues. End madness I learned to shoot as a...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly asked veteran Capitol Hill staffer John Zody this week to run the Indiana Democratic Party, but his appointment hinges on approval of the party's state central committee. A Democratic official close to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week. Their...
South Bend TribuneLast week's tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has stirred up memories of other rampages from recent years and led some lawmakers to call for more control on firearms and ammunition. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. senators, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Dan Coats of Indiana, have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the national championship football game between Alabama and Notre Dame. Shelby announced Friday that if...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Sen. Richard Lugar said Wednesday that the chamber he's served in for 36 years needs to focus on the unique role it can play in good governance and avoid the political posturing and partisanship he's seen in recent years....
South Bend TribuneAs most Americans shift into holiday mode, members of Congress are going back to work this week. They have some important work to finish before the end of the year. The fiscal cliff -- a $600 billion combination of tax hikes and spending cuts -- is...
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