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On Unemployment Rate, Obama Spikes the Football

President Barack Obama on Friday took credit for the latest jobs report, saying the 4.9 percent rate shows his stewardship has made the U.S. economy the “strongest and most durable” in the world.

On Cancer 'Moonshot,' Time is Ticking for Biden

Vice President Joseph R. Biden is widely seen as the engine behind the Obama administration’s “moonshot” anti-cancer push, raising questions about its fate once he leaves office next year.

In Detroit, Parallels With Obama's Broader Economy

President Barack Obama jetted Wednesday to an American city whose economic revival mirrors both the U.S. economic comeback under his watch and the often negative perception of it.

High Court Ruling on Immigration Expected Amid Heated Campaign

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide a case that would determine whether President Barack Obama can implement his immigration executive actions before he leaves office.

Was There Ever an Obama-Ryan Honeymoon?

President Barack Obama repeatedly had to raise his voice to be heard over cheering Democratic lawmakers during his State of the Union address on Jan. 12. But Speaker Paul D. Ryan sat motionless, his face frozen in a polite — but unimpressed — expression.

Parsing Obama’s Words Over 8 Addresses to Congress

Delivering his final State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama relied on key phrases and terms that dominate his previous addresses to Congress.

State of the Union: Five Things That Might Happen, Five That Won't

Not much is expected in the final year of a presidential administration, especially one marked by partisan gridlock.

White House Sets Feb. 9 Budget Rollout Date

The White House will release its fiscal 2017 budget request on Feb. 9, narrowly missing the statutory deadline for sending the proposal to Congress.

Ryan Forum Will Preview Poverty Agenda

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin is opening the door to new initiatives aimed at helping low-income families as he prepares to discuss poverty in a forum showcasing GOP presidential candidates in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.

Amid ISIS Worries, Voters Warm to Obama's Economy

Polls show voters are giving President Barack Obama higher marks for guiding the economy, but security concerns could be clouding recent snapshots of the electorate’s mindset.

It's A Deal: Republicans Settle for Notable Omnibus Wins

Speaker Paul D. Ryan has been offering members the same refrain since taking the gavel from John A. Boehner two months ago.

Omnibus Spending Bill Lands at Last, With Oil Export Ban Lifted

The House and Senate Appropriations committees early Wednesday filed a $1.15 trillion fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill that would end a 40-year ban on exporting crude oil and breathe new life into an expired land conservation account.

Senate Food Workers to Get Raise in New Contract

After more than a year of going on strike for higher wages and union representation, Senate food workers earning minimum wage are set to get a nearly $3 per hour raise.

Court Asks How to Measure Diversity in College Admissions Case

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked a five-word question early in oral arguments Wednesday that summed up the quandary facing the Supreme Court in a major test of affirmative action in university admissions.

Mikulski: 'Poison Pill' Riders, Taxes Drag Down Omnibus Talks

The top Senate Democratic appropriator said Tuesday more than three dozen policy riders and a package of tax extenders continue to trip up omnibus negotiations that could stretch into the weekend.

Black Caucus Chairman Seeks Partnership With Paul Ryan

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield wants the House to address poverty in America, and feels he may have an unlikely partner in new Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis.

Bitterness Lingers as Omnibus Talks Stumble Over Policy Riders

Senior appropriators attempted to pick up the pieces Thursday after a messy 36 hours laid bare just how far apart the parties remain on the fiscal 2016 omnibus.

Omnibus Spat Spills Into View as Democrats Ready Counteroffer

House Democrats on Wednesday were preparing a counteroffer after they formally rejected Republicans' opening proposal on the largest outstanding policy and funding sticking points in the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill.

Schooling Time for New Crop of Hill Education Leaders

One of the more remarkable aspects of the bipartisan agreement on a replacement for the No Child Left Behind law, which the House is on course to embrace this week, is the team of authors’ relatively modest level of collective devotion to education policy.

Ted Cruz, Condoms and Bathroom Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz was in a groove in Iowa Monday, weighing in on issues that underscore his efforts to appeal to socially conservative voters in the nation’s first caucus state.

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