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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

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 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

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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

Sen. Cory Booker embraces Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate OKs Gay Rights Bill Banning Discrimination

Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.

11/07/2013

Tourist walk away after visiting the Lincoln memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: Shutdown ‘Inflicted Unnecessary Damage’ To US Economy

Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

The U.S. Capitol (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Agreement Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 15, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort Collapses

Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/15/2013

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

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Frustration Mounts Over Government Shutdown

Some of New York’s political heavyweights voiced their frustration Sunday over the partial government shutdown, which entered its sixth day.

10/06/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama Pins Shutdown On Boehner; Tri-State Businesses Start To Feel Pinch

President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.

10/03/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.

04/11/2013

Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Audiofile: January – The Month In Sound

This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

01/31/2013

Destroyed house in New Dorp Beach Jan. 13, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Locals Fear Federal Sandy Aid Battle In Congress

Congress was scheduled to vote on a $51 billion federal storm aid package. But objections to so-called pork making its way into the original measure have led House Republicans to draft their own $17 billion package.

01/13/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor on January 2, 2013 in the Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Congress Quickly Approves $9.7 Billion In Hurricane Sandy Flood Aid

The House of Representatives and Senate approved a Hurricane Sandy relief bill on Friday. That means checks could soon be in the mail for tens of thousands of storm victims to repair their homes and businesses.

01/04/2013

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