An extension of U.S. agriculture subsidies to late January was rebuffed by Senate Democrats, who said they won’t pass any plan sent to them by the House before the members leave Washington late this week.
Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear program is “a first step” that will make the world safer and allow inspections that reveal more about the Islamic Republic’s technology, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Signs of the Republican Party rift between business and the Tea Party are showing up where Democrats most want to see them: in the campaign account of Michelle Nunn, daughter of four-term Georgia Senator Sam Nunn.
A Senate committee chairman has demanded that the Pentagon explain four audits -- two involving Boeing Co. -- that he said shows the Department of Defense may be paying billions of dollars extra for spare parts.
A new congressional committee, working against a deadline for a budget agreement, most likely will turn to limited spending cuts and revenue increases while doing little to slow long-term growth of the nation’s debt.
Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, said it’s “imperative” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed, adding that he favors imposing a no- fly zone if the military determines it’s necessary.
U.S. lawmakers have been deluged by calls from constituents in the past few weeks, urging them to avert a government shutdown or stand firm against the health- care law. Now, callers are more likely to reach voice mail rather than an employee.
Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and four other U.S. technology companies asked lawmakers to restrain the National Security Agency, saying they want to “counter erroneous reports” they give intelligence agencies direct access to their servers.