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  • Obama Aides Apologize Over Bergdahl Swap Secrecy

    Obama administration officials apologized to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s top two members for not notifying Congress before the U.S. traded five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

  • Keystone Allies Say New Delay Aids Push to Bypass Obama

    The Obama administration’s latest Keystone XL delay is having an unintended consequence: the revival of the effort in Congress to circumvent the White House by forcing approval of the project.

  • Obama Considering Cordray Recess Appointment

    President Barack Obama and his advisers are debating whether to install Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as soon as today, challenging Republican efforts to block appointments while Congress is away from the Capitol, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • Senate Deal to Extend U.S. Jobless Benefits Said to Be Near

    Congressional negotiations on reviving U.S. unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless were dealt a setback as Democrats and Republicans sparred over how to pay for the aid and how long it should be extended.

  • Effort to Renew Jobless Aid Stalls on Republican Concerns

    Congressional negotiations on reviving U.S. unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless were dealt a setback as Democrats and Republicans sparred over how to pay for the aid and how long it should be extended.

  • Obama Seeks Power to Reorganize Agencies

    President Barack Obama called on Congress to give him authority to streamline the executive branch and make it easier for businesses to tap government resources by consolidating six agencies dealing with trade and commerce.

  • Obama Unlikely to Get Opportunity to Appoint Cordray in Recess

    Lawmakers seeking to wrap up congressional work for the year likely will leave Washington this month without giving President Barack Obama the opportunity to make a temporary appointment of his nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Republicans Seek ‘Slash and Burn’ Cuts to Slow U.S. Economy, Schumer Says

    Charles Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democratic leader, accused Republicans of seeking to slow the U.S. economy for political gain in the debate over cutting budget deficits. He insisted Democrats have the “upper hand” in the negotiations.

  • Senate Taking First Vote on Hagel Over Republican Opposition

    The U.S. Senate will vote tomorrow on a Democratic-backed effort to cut off debate and force a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary, as Republicans continued to demand more time.

  • Senate Leaders Resume Fiscal Talks as House Scraps Vote

    U.S. Senate leaders are rushing to lock up an agreement to end the fiscal impasse, stepping in after House Republicans’ last-minute plan to avert a U.S. government default collapsed.

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