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  • Senate slap of China a sign that patience is wearing thin on trade

    Senate slap of China a sign that patience is wearing thin on trade

    With jobs at a premium in the US, senators from states hard-hit by job losses to Chinese manufacturing passed a bill to sanction China for manipulating its currency.

  • Senate to vote, again, on bill to fund government, disaster aid

    Senate to vote, again, on bill to fund government, disaster aid

    The Senate is set to vote late Monday on a spending bill to keep government running. This one, like a version rejected Friday, does not resolve the sticking point: how to pay for new disaster aid.

  • Obama's deficit plan is just the first for 'super committee' to consider (video)

    Obama's deficit plan is just the first for 'super committee' to consider (video)

    President Obama’s plan to cut the deficit by some $3 trillion faces robust competition in a Congress already awash in competing principles to get America back to a sustainable path.

  • While Obama gets aggressive on jobs bill, GOP plays nice ... for now

    The Vote While Obama gets aggressive on jobs bill, GOP plays nice ... for now

    Republican House leaders haven't been slamming President Obama's jobs proposal. But it's not a new political Age of Aquarius. They all face re-election, and voters are fed up with partisanship.

  • In Pictures Who's who on the US deficit super committee

    Sen. Patty Murray (D) of Washington rose to political prominence by espousing an environmentalist agenda. She also gathered grassroots support to strike down proposed preschool program budget cuts.

  • 'Zero job' economy: 11 ways Washington can fix it

    'Zero job' economy: 11 ways Washington can fix it

    A stagnant job market has ramped up pressure on President Obama and Congress to find solutions. A Sept. 2 report from the Labor Department hammered the problem home: The US economy produced no net jobs in August. So, what can be done? There's no shortage of policy ideas. Here are 11 that include controversial proposals plus others that might win bipartisan support.

  • Deficit reduction unlikely in the near future

    Tax VOX Deficit reduction unlikely in the near future

    Experts agree that short-term stimulus combined with long-term austerity is the most likely outcome for a budget deal, but Congress probably won't reach an agreement before Thanksgiving.

  • Opinion Obama needs a story line for the nation

    In his effort to be post-partisan Obama has lacked a clear, compelling narrative for the American people. The only story we've heard is the GOP tale of spending cuts and big government. Our Story Teller in Chief needs to find the plot.

  • Who's who on Congress's debt 'super committee'

    Who's who on Congress's debt 'super committee'

    Congress has created a special super committee to devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from US spending in coming years. Its real name is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, and its deadline is Nov. 23. If a majority of the bipartisan, bicameral committee approves the plan, it goes to the House and Senate for a vote, and they must act by Dec. 23. If the plan is voted down, automatic spending cuts are slated to occur. Here are the 12 lawmakers serving on the super committee.

  • What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Republican proposals.

    What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Republican proposals.

    Amid worries that the economy may be tipping toward a second recession, both Republicans and Democrats say creating jobs is their top priority. But the two parties are far apart on their approaches. Democrats favor targeted stimulus – investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and education – while hiking taxes on corporations and the rich to fund this jobs spending. Republicans aim to curb government regulation and cut taxes to give businesses and individuals more incentive to invest. Here are the Republicans' top five priorities.