National Press Club Spelling Bee: Ten most embarrassing lawmaker misspellings

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Test your own skills -- could you spell better than these members of Congress?

Why the Obama budget is already dead

Congress has already passed a two-year budget agreement, so lawmakers can justifiably dismiss President Obama’s new spending plan.

Bills would halt Congress's pay during shutdown periods

Democrats and Republicans have proposed competing bills to freeze lawmakers' salaries when the government shuts down.


Political battle over targeting by IRS escalates again

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A former IRS official again invoked her right not to testify, and Democrats assailed the panel’s GOP chairman.

President Obama's two-day bus tour: A district-by-district look

Obama is headed though a working-class region of districts represented by three Democrats and one Republican.