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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks to reporters about a federal budget bill on Dec. 17, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Approves Budget Bill

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday that scales back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.

12/18/2013

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announce a bipartisan budget deal on Dec. 10, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

What Gridlock? House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber’s Republicans.

12/12/2013

ANC members put up posters at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 9, 2013, in preparation for Nelson Mandela's memorial service. (credit: Getty Images)

South Africa Gears Up For Nelson Mandela Memorial

Leaders from around the world were heading to South Africa on Monday to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela.

12/09/2013

Students at Hempstead High School on Long Island pay tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela. (Credit CBS 2)

Hempstead High School Students Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela’s Memory

For students at Hempstead High School, Nelson Mandela has always been a free man.

12/06/2013

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act listen as President Barack Obama speaks during an event at the White House on Dec. 3, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Tries To Repair Image Of Health Care Law

With his image battered amid the botched rollout of his signature health care law, President Barack launched a campaign Tuesday to defend the Affordable Care Act.

12/03/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

Impact Of Repairs On Affordable Care Website Remain To Be Seen

The healthcare.gov website is supposed to be up and running. But a sudden run on the website could cause it to crash.

11/30/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act has sunk Barack Obama’s approval rating to the the lowest point of his presidency, a CBS News poll shows.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We Fumbled The Rollout Of This Healthcare Law’

Millions of people have received cancellation notices, despite Obama’s repeated pledges that people who liked their insurance plans could keep them.

11/14/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall  on November 05, 2013 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Incumbent Governor Chris Christie defeated his Democratic opponent Barbara Buono by a commanding margin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Sticks To Domestic Issues On ‘Face The Nation’

In his appearance Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded at times like a 2016 presidential candidate — and at other times he didn’t.

11/10/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio meets with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Names Transition Team Leaders As Agenda Goes Under Microscope

Emboldened by a historic landslide, Bill de Blasio seeks to push ahead with an ambitious liberal agenda aimed at easing the economic inequality.

11/06/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  (file/credit: Getty Images)

Kathleen Sebelius Goes On Hot Seat To Discuss HealthCare.Gov Woes

Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, received an earful from members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

10/30/2013

FILE - People look out off a bridge in Prospect Park. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Obama’s Visit Will Only Close Portions Of Prospect Park

Officials say the entire 550-acre park in Brooklyn will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. when the president visits a nearby high school.

10/24/2013

Protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Poll: Americans’ Disgust With Congress At Record High

According to a CBS News poll, 85 percent of those surveyed said they do not approve of the job Congress is doing.

10/22/2013

Shutdown Protest

Senators Hopeful Deal To Reopen Government Is Close

Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.

10/13/2013

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