- Analysis: Dog of year in Congress whimpers to end Updated: Dec-07-13 2:30 pm
- Dems, GOP craft backup for stalled defense bill Updated: Dec-06-13 4:22 am
- Budget deal? Big obstacles, New Year's deadline Updated: Dec-05-13 6:20 pm
- Pelosi nixes budget deal without jobless benefits Updated: Dec-05-13 12:40 pm
- Farm Bill may move in an otherwise unproductive year Updated: Dec-04-13 12:52 pm
- Immigrant activists end DC fast, pass baton Updated: Dec-03-13 4:13 pm
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Dec-03-13 9:05 am
- Obama health care woes become credibility fight Updated: Nov-17-13 6:54 pm
- Ex-Rep. Childers mulls US Senate run in '14 Updated: Nov-15-13 3:32 pm
- Pelosi says House Dems want health care fix Updated: Nov-14-13 11:24 am
WASHINGTON - Barring uncharacteristically swift work by Congress, more than a million victims of the recession will lose long-term unemployment benefits over the holidays, the price of milk could shoot up in late winter and government payments might fall sharply for doctors who treat Medicare patients.
WASHINGTON - Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
WASHINGTON - With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
WASHINGTON - The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.
12-04-13 - WASHINGTON - Although the Senate is in recess this week, Mississippi's Thad Cochran is returning to Washington for a meeting on the Farm Bill which appears on track to be one of the few legislative accomplishments in a deadlocked Congressional year.
MIAMI - Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country's immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters including U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III took their place.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
WASHINGTON - Throughout President Barack Obama's first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril.
JACKSON, Mississippi - Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Democrat, said Friday he's considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2014 but won't commit until he hears what Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will do.
WASHINGTON - The top House Democrat says Democratic lawmakers agree that the troubled rollout of the health care law must be fixed. She says they will have a proposal for the House to vote on Friday.