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The Senate on Wednesday first rejected House Republicans' broad spending-cuts bill, then turned around and defeated the much shallower cuts backed by Democrats and President Obama, and both sides said it constituted progress.
Saying the country's competitiveness was tied directly to the quality of its schools, President Obama on Tuesday said there was "nothing responsible" about cutting federal education spending even as lawmakers on Capitol Hill look to trim a ballooning federal deficit.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking House Republican, said Tuesday that Congress will have to pass another short-term spending bill in the coming weeks because of Senate Democrats' failure to act.
Chinese airlines announced a batch of deals to buy airplanes from Boeing and other Western plane manufacturers at a major Asian air show on Tuesday, underlining the rapid expansion of China's aviation market.
Saying extremist elements of Islam are a real threat that need to be confronted, House Republican leaders on Tuesday defended the Homeland Security Committee chairman's decision to begin hearings this week to investigate the inroads radical Muslims have made in America.
The Environmental Protection Agency last week released the second prospective analysis of the costs and benefits of the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. The benefits are nothing short of extraordinary.
It was never an easy relationship. For a while, though, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Obama administration managed to live together. Then the administration walked out, leaving DOMA to fend for herself.
President Obama on Monday lifted the ban he imposed two years ago on military trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison, ending his bid to move most terrorism trials to civilian courts and pushing his already busted deadline for shuttering the island prison indefinitely forward.
Dumb ideas never die in Washington; they're just re-invented. One chestnut that simply refuses to expire would grant the president Mubarak-like power over the handful of private companies whose services provide the backbone of the Internet. Last month, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, reintroduced legislation that had been widely panned last session as the "Internet kill switch." Now the scheme has been re-imagined with a warm-and-fuzzy title meant to allay concerns.