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House Leadership Crashes Into Outside Hurdles On Bills

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Flight Delays Prompt End To Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

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FAA Expected To Gain Flexibility On Budget Cuts

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Should Air Traffic Controllers Be Included In Furloughs?

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Mont. Senator Baucus To Retire After 36 Years In Congress

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Suspect Arrested In Poison-Laced Letters

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Letters To Mississippi Senator, Obama Show Signs Of Ricin

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Vice President Biden and members of Congress watch as President Obama signs the STOCK Act on April 4, 2012. A year later, Congress moved to undo large portions of the law without fanfare. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Congress Quietly Overhauled Its Insider-Trading Law

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The Next Debt Ceiling Deadline

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A sign outside the White House on Tuesday protests part of President Obama's proposed federal budget. Kevin G. Hall/MCT/Landov hide caption

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'Chained CPI' Worked Into Obama's 2014 Budget

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In Columbus, Ohio, signs of the sequester were hard to find. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Searching For The Sequester In The Middle Of Ohio

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Opposition Research Boot Camp: Learning To Dig For Political Dirt

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Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park, Ill., in January. One of the gun provisions in the spending bill prevents the Justice Department from requiring gun dealers to conduct an inventory to see if guns are lost or stolen. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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NRA-Driven Gun Provisions Pass Along With Spending Bill

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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds a copy of his budget plan during a news conference last week. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled House narrowly passed the measure. The Senate is not expected to follow suit. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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On Message: Budget Votes May Matter ... In 2014

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