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How Congress Cuts Its Own Budget

House committee offices have taken the biggest budget hit in recent years.

Inside the GOP’s Plans to Stop a Social Security Meltdown

One serious option: interfund borrowing, where the much bigger retirement fund would loan money to the disability program.

After Controversies, the Capitol Police Chief Is Retiring

Kim Dine, who has presided over the department through a string of embarrassing incidents, will leave in January.

Obama Climate Plan Revives Talk of a Carbon Tax

Sweeping power-plant regulations would enable states to use pollution trading, fees to cut heat-trapping emissions.

Senate Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Senate on Monday voted 53-46 against advancing legislation ending federal funding of Planned Parenthood, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.

What Happens if Planned Parenthood’s Federal Funding is Ended?

Other health care providers probably could not step into Planned Parenthood's role.

After Charleston Shooting, Clyburn Pushes for 'Substance' Over Symbols

The veteran South Carolina lawmaker is happy to see the Confederate flag come down, but is now more focused on voting rights.

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