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Congress reaches year-end deal on taxes and spending

The House and Senate are expected to pass the legislation by the end of the week.

Congressional negotiators closing in on spending deal

Final approval of a year-end spending package is still expected Thursday.

Oil exports provision holding up spending deal, Reid says

Reid said Tuesday that Republican leaders have not accepted a request from Democrats to increase tax breaks for renewable energy producers in exchange for agreeing to lift the ban.

Brokered GOP convention is ‘highly unlikely,’ Mitch McConnell says

McConnell said he was “appalled” that participants in private meeting blabbed to Post reporters.

Jared Polis’s bad fashion sense and love of video games almost got him in a heap of trouble

The House Ethics Committee closed a probe Friday into Polis, but not until after the Office of Congressional Ethics investigated him and found reason to believe that he violated federal law and House rules.

Senate workers win raise in new contract — but not quite ‘$15 and a union’

The poor wages paid to some Capitol workers — which left at least one homeless — are now going up.

How health care for 9/11 responders became just another political football

There was a bipartisan deal to maintain aid for workers who got sick after working at Ground Zero. Until there wasn’t.

The House GOP’s loudest internal critic now has a seat at the leadership table

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) wins a seat on the conference steering committee -- the very group of party elders who marginalized him in 2012.

Harry Reid rips Antonin Scalia, says he endorsed ‘racist ideas’ from bench

“It is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench on the nation’s highest court,” the Senate’s top Democrat said.

Speaker Ryan tries to turn the ‘Hope yes, vote no’ caucus

Leadership worries that many House GOP members are voting no on tough bills while hoping they pass.

Paul Ryan joins chorus opposing Trump’s Muslim ban

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country is putting Republicans on the defensive.

Democrats look to force House vote on terror-list gun ban

Rep. Mike Thompson (R-Calif.) filed a discharge petition a day after President Obama called for ban on gun purchases by suspected terrorists.

Obama’s anti-terror agenda faces stiff odds in Congress

Only one of Obama’s four legislative proposals is likely to become law in the near term.

Obama convenes meeting on criminal justice reform to buoy bipartisanship

More than a dozen congressional Republicans and Democrats were called to discuss proposals.

Paul Ryan sets his agenda: ‘Make America confident again’

But, Ryan adds: ‘We need a new president. It’s just that simple.’

Pelosi: Republicans have already caved in spending fight over Planned Parenthood

The defunding rider is not in omnibus spending bill, but other provisions could still be on the table.

House Freedom Caucus looking to flex its new muscle in 2016 races

After only 10 months, the close-knit group of conservatives has claimed an influential spot at the table.

Ryan to deliver ‘major address’ Thursday at Library of Congress to discuss ‘important challenges’ facing the U.S.

The speech will “discuss some of the important challenges facing the country and the principles by which we should address them.“

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