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2006-03-21 12:50:00

A congressional watchdog group filed a suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a $39 billion spending-cut law that passed each chamber of Congress in different forms.

2006-03-09 12:20:40

By Steve Holland and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (R

2006-03-06 10:54:47

Please read in second paragraph .... special interest spending ... instead of ... special spending ... A corrected version follows. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W.

2006-03-06 10:55:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush announced on Monday he would propose legislation to Congress to give him a line-item veto, or the power to cancel specific items in federal spending bills.

2006-03-05 22:02:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will soon make a formal request to Congress for a line-item veto -- authority that would give him power to cancel specific spending items in budget bills, an administration official said on Sunday.

2006-03-02 17:36:31

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate took a step on Thursday toward imposing new controls on lobbyists following a major lobbying scandal, but a key committee rejected the creation of a public integrity office to monitor Congress.

2006-01-05 19:18:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush bypassed Congress to appoint a new top legal officer on intelligence matters whose nomination had been blocked by a Senate protest over detainees, officials said on Thursday.

2005-12-15 15:47:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration warned on Thursday that Congress must strengthen legislation aimed at overhauling traditional pension funding rules if it wants to avoid a presidential veto. Shortly before the U.S.

2005-12-04 09:25:00

Members of the Republican-led Congress resume battle this week on matters from taxes to security and health care as they try to wrap up work for a year rocked by scandals, divisions over the Iraq war and public discontent.

2005-11-18 11:30:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday approved a resolution to keep the federal government running through December 17 as Congress struggled to complete work on outstanding spending bills. The measure, approved on a voice vote, now goes to President George W.

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