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House GOP split on leadership immigration reform principles

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans are split on immigration reform, with some arguing the party should do nothing in an election year, a House member said.
Poll: Clinton trounces others in hypothetical 2016 Dem primary

Poll: Clinton trounces others in hypothetical 2016 Dem primary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over other Democrats while the Republican field is muddled in hypothetical U.S. presidential primary races, a poll indicates.

Paul Ryan not considering House speaker position

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says he's not interested in becoming the speaker of the House.
Sen. Reid suggests some military pension cuts may be restored

Sen. Reid suggests some military pension cuts may be restored

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested some of the U.S. military retiree pension cuts in last month's budget deal could be restored in a funding measure.

Obama said committed to working with U.S. Congress for American people

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama is committed to working with the U.S. Congress cooperatively to help America's middle class and grow the economy, the White House said Monday.
Issa: Limit mail delivery to restore military retiree benefits

Issa: Limit mail delivery to restore military retiree benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said his bill to restore military retiree benefits would pay for the cost by reducing Saturday U.S. mail delivery.

Young veterans angered by budget proposal that would trim pensions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Young military veterans said they are angered by a budget proposal that would trim their pension benefits.

Standing strong for America in 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is gaining strength but the Obamacare train wreck, festering problems in far away China and uncertain leadership at the Federal Reserve could derail the recovery.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton in a draw, poll says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in a hypothetical White House matchup, a national poll indicates.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Obama sees 'breakthrough' in 2014 for U.S. economy

Obama sees 'breakthrough' in 2014 for U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Friday many of his goals for 2013 were not achieved, but the U.S. economy is stronger and poised for "a breakthrough year" in 2014.

Obama says no negotiation with Congress on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he will not negotiate with Congress over raising the federal borrowing limit in 2014.
Lew: U.S. debt limit must be raised by early March

Lew: U.S. debt limit must be raised by early March

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Thursday notified Congress the federal limit on borrowing will need to be raised no later than early March.
Obama: Budget deal 'good first step' but Congress must do more

Obama: Budget deal 'good first step' but Congress must do more

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Senate passage of a budget will help avoid "crisis-driven decision-making" but urged Congress to extend unemployment insurance.
Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday evening to pass the bipartisan budget deal and send it to President Barack Obama's desk for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
Lawmakers: Gridlock strong, despite budget deal

Lawmakers: Gridlock strong, despite budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan budget compromise awaiting a U.S. Senate vote after winning House passage is a key step but not an end to gridlock, the accord's deal-makers said.

Ryan calls Tea Party critics 'indispensable' to Republicans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Congressional budget hawk Rep. Paul Ryan Sunday downplayed the idea that conservative activists were a distraction for Republican lawmakers.
The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

Washington witnessed a Christmas miracle last week: House adoption of a budget compromise worked out by House-Senate negotiators after Speaker John Boehner bluntly told recalcitrant members of his caucus to toe the line or lose all credibility.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Ryan: Boehner 'got Irish up' over groups' charges about budget plan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner was just airing his frustrations when he blasted conservative groups about their reactions to a budget plan, Rep. Paul Ryan says.
House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal by a 332-94 vote, indicating further threats of a government shutdown are unlikely.
House leaders predict budget deal's passage

House leaders predict budget deal's passage

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A federal budget deal struck on Capitol Hill will pass the U.S. House of Representatives with a majority of Republicans in support, party leaders predicted.
Paul Ryan, Patty Murray announce House-Senate budget deal

Paul Ryan, Patty Murray announce House-Senate budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- House and Senate negotiators have agreed on an $85 billion budget to fund the U.S. government through Jan. 15, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday.
Politics: Congress' to-do list could require time it doesn't have

Politics: Congress' to-do list could require time it doesn't have

The good news for the U.S. Congress is that members have the month of December to complete their laundry list of items -- including a farm bill, food stamps, a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, a slew of presidential nominations, possibly revisiting unemployment benefits, maybe take up imposing more sanctions on Iran -- before 2014.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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