Alan Fram

For Trump and GOP, ‘Obamacare’ repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON — Here’s the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump... Read more

Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of U.S. House control

WASHINGTON — Republicans will command the House for two more years as Donald Trump’s astounding White House triumph helped them keep their... Read more

Paul Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz to test anti-establishment mood in primaries

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are about to test voters’ anti-establishment mood, first hand.

In an election... Read more

In GOP response to Barack Obama's State of the Union, South Carolina governor defends immigrants

WASHINGTON — Americans should resist “the siren call of the angriest voices” in how they treats immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley... Read more

Senate OKs Republican bill unraveling health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans openly welcoming a preordained veto, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation aimed at crippling two of their... Read more

Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over... Read more

'Thank God it's over': 113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

WASHINGTON — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent... Read more

GOP-led House gives go-ahead to suing President

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him... Read more

Republicans block minimum wage bill in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s... Read more

Senate confirms Yellen as first woman to chair Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of... Read more

Senate Dems vote to curb filibusters on presidential appointees

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama’s current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally... Read more

House panel report finds IRS spent $50 million on conferences

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences... Read more

A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

WASHINGTON — Medicare’s long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare... Read more

Former IRS chief: Can't say how targeting happened

WASHINGTON — The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative... Read more

Gun control backers: Senate defeat won't stop efforts

WASHINGTON — One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a... Read more

Checklist to see if 'fiscal cliff' deal rings true

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and leaders of the lame-duck Congress may be just weeks away from shaking hands on a deal... Read more

Buffett discloses income to Huelskamp

WASHINGTON — Warren Buffett has called himself mega-rich, but now he is revealing how much money he made last year: $62,855,038.

The billionaire... Read more

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