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January 6, 2014
A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. Michael Vosburg
U.S. senator call for plan to increase crude oil railcar safety
January 6, 2014 - 11:19am
December 28, 2013
No farm bill news expected until January
December 28, 2013 - 9:53am
December 19, 2013
Editorial: Congress makes a deal on a budget
December 19, 2013 - 12:00am
December 17, 2013
U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate
December 17, 2013 - 2:06pm
November 21, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The Senate voted Tuesday to  curb the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
U.S. Senate Democrats stop filibusters on federal nominations
November 21, 2013 - 11:45am
November 14, 2013
House Republicans to try to impeach U.S. Attorney General Holder
November 14, 2013 - 7:54am
November 5, 2013
U.S. gay-rights bill clears Senate Republican hurdle; Boehner opposes measure
November 5, 2013 - 7:56am
November 2, 2013
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson talks Friday during an interview at the West Central Tribune offices in Willmar. Peterson remains optimistic a farm bill will be completed — with votes in both chambers perhaps by Thanksgiving. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Peterson optimistic again for farm bill vote
November 2, 2013 - 1:48am
October 30, 2013
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens to questions as she testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about issues and complications with the Affordable Care Act enrollment website, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 30, 2013. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Sebelius says website a 'debacle'
October 30, 2013 - 2:25pm
October 29, 2013
NSA chief defends agency amid U.S. spy rift with Europe
October 29, 2013 - 4:01pm
U.S. spy chiefs face Congress amid spying rift with Europe
October 29, 2013 - 6:41am
October 16, 2013
Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid U.S. default
October 16, 2013 - 11:19pm
October 10, 2013
Editorial: Congress is failing military families
October 10, 2013 - 4:00am
October 5, 2013
Editorial: Congress members should all donate their pay
October 5, 2013 - 3:00am
October 4, 2013
In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in the Cabbagetown neighborhood, in Atlanta. As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine. Many of them have escaped the fiscal ax because they pay much of their own way, or enjoy a revenue stream that’s insulated from Congress. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Not all federal agencies taking a hit in shutdown
October 4, 2013 - 3:00pm