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- Correction: Republicans-Health Care story Updated: Mar-02-14 11:43 am
- Analysis: Tax overhaul bill headed for the shelf Updated: Feb-27-14 3:06 am
- GOP tax plan lowers rates, repeals popular breaks Updated: Feb-26-14 6:00 pm
- House GOP fights IRS limits on political groups Updated: Feb-26-14 4:52 pm
- McConnell sees no hope for tax overhaul this year Updated: Feb-25-14 3:01 pm
- GOP bedrock principle dropped in debt limit vote Updated: Feb-12-14 12:25 pm
- Employers scrutinize latest health care concession Updated: Feb-11-14 3:29 am
WASHINGTON - The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
WASHINGTON - In a story Feb. 28 about health care, The Associated Press incorrectly identified Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as vice chairman of the Republican Conference. She is the chairman of the conference.
WASHINGTON - Ordinarily, the late-winter introduction of major legislation by the chairman of a powerful committee might signal a major push in Congress for an election-year accomplishment.
WASHINGTON - A sweeping House Republican plan to overhaul the nation's tax laws would wipe out a slew of popular tax breaks to help pay for lower overall tax rates, a politically risky move in an election year that drew quick opposition Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Fighting back against what they call unfair targeting of conservatives, House Republicans on Wednesday voted to delay efforts by the Obama administration to further restrict political activities of groups claiming tax-exempt status.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he sees no hope for enactment of tax overhaul legislation this year, and blames the Democrats for trying to use the issue to raise revenue by $1 trillion.
WASHINGTON - It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority - the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.
WASHINGTON - It may take weeks to render a verdict on the Obama administration's latest health care concession to employers.