Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

WASHINGTON - National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday. New Jersey Rep. Read more

Congress putting daily fantasy sports games under scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday launched a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games - a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season. Read more

Panel to advance budget plan

WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee on Wednesday pressed ahead with a 10-year spending plan that promises sweeping cuts to health care programs and federal agencies even as a tea party rebellion threatens to derail the measure later on. Read more

Hello policy fights, bye budget goodwill

WASHINGTON - Despite a broad budget deal, fights over Planned Parenthood, the environment and other policy issues still threaten a spending bill to keep the government running, reviving the possibility of a holiday season shutdown. Read more

John Boehner's here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

WASHINGTON - Speaker John Boehner wants out. He really does. But the Ohio House Republican is staying put, for now - and that could improve the chances for a debt limit increase by early next month to avoid a market-shattering government default. Read more

No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

WASHINGTON - Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open - but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December. Read more

House OKs funding for Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a $3 billion measure that would continue to freeze the salaries and office expenses of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Read more

Obamacare targeted in GOP compromise budget OK'd by House

WASHINGTON - The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion. Read more

Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. Read more

Shutdown cost 6.6 million work days

WASHINGTON - Furloughing federal workers in last month's partial federal shutdown cost the government 6.6 million work days, according to a White House budget office report Thursday. Read more

House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

WASHINGTON - The House has turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket. Read more

House GOP moves to end money for new body scanners

WASHINGTON — House Republicans controlling the Transportation Security Administration’s purse strings are moving to... Read more

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