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WASHINGTON -- Treasury secretary nominee Jacob J. Lew told senators Wednesday that his top priority was to boost the economic recovery while also grappling with the nation's growing debt. In his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee,...
Tags: Jack Lew, Barack Obama, Labor Markets, Finance, Republican Party
Washington, D.C. - Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced legislation recently to extend agriculture disaster assistance programs that expired at the end of the 2011 Fiscal Year and were not part of the...
Call Washington BureauPennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s solution for dealing with the nation’s recurring debt ceiling debate is to prioritize what the federal government would pay first if Congress ever can’t agree to extend the limit. The U.S. Senate...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, "too many children are dying" without them. "The time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous,...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Pipeline spills caused by flooding and riverbed erosion dumped 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids into U.S. waterways over the past two decades, according to a new report from federal regulators....
"Even victors are by victories undone." — John Dryden WASHINGTON — Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush’s tax rates,...
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Here's the essence of the deal that the White House and Congress reached to pull America back from the fiscal cliff: Say your family has horrendous financial problems — you're deep in debt, just paying the interest is killing you, but you keep...
BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been. Department of Transportation investigators say the...
BILLINGS, Mont. - In a letter sent on Oct. 31 to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, R-CALF USA wrote that it strongly supports the bipartisan congressional requests for an investigation into the sheep procurement...
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) spearheaded a letter signed by a bipartisan group of Senators to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The Senators' letter requests that the Grain, Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administration...
Tags: Marketing, John Thune, Insurance, Tom Vilsack, John Hoeven
Here’s basically what happened: I was at a 4th of July party well on my way to having a great time, when I somehow found myself in an argument about Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion in health care reform with a few young doctors who I felt had...
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