Congressional Leaders Make A Deal On Spending, Reform At Veterans Affairs

Congressional Leaders Make A Deal On Spending, Reform At Veterans Affairs

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on legislation to bolster health-care funding and reforms at ...

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Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide ...

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Congress On Collision Course With New GOP Border Crisis Plan

Congress On Collision Course With New GOP Border Crisis Plan

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congress is poised for a fresh round of crisis-governing as Republicans on Friday proposed a scaled-back plan to deal with ...

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U.S. Congress Decriminalizes Cellphone Unlocking

U.S. Congress Decriminalizes Cellphone Unlocking

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. consumers will be allowed to unlock their cellphones and move them to a new carrier under a measure adopted Friday to fix a perceived glitch in copyright ...

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After CIA Gets Secret Whistleblower Email, Congress Worries About More Spying

After CIA Gets Secret Whistleblower Email, Congress Worries About More Spying

By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation relate ...

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Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million to develop a computer system to speed processing of disability cl ...

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U.S. Republicans Seek More Say In Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Republicans Seek More Say In Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. Republican lawmakers called for greater say in any deal reached between the West and Iran over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear program. With ...

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Democrats, Republicans In Congress Deadlocked On Border Crisis

Democrats, Republicans In Congress Deadlocked On Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro and Kate Linthicum, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Failing to agree on how to handle the crush of children on the Southwestern border, Congress has stalem ...

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EPA Chief Defends Power Plant Rule Against GOP Charges Of Overreach

EPA Chief Defends Power Plant Rule Against GOP Charges Of Overreach

By Chris Adams, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama ad ...

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