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Analysis: Spending Bill a Triumph of Divided Gov't

FINANCE | By David Espo | Dec 15
After drawing opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, the $1.1 trillion spending bill cleared for President Barack Obama's signature stands as a triumph of divided government.

Sen. Merkley Announces Plans to Introduce LGBT Civil Rights Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Dec 12
Sen. Jeff Merkley formally announced Wednesday his intention to introduce a comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill in the next Congress.

White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 12
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

Massive $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Unveiled

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 11
A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government opened to mixed reviews Wednesday, with both conservatives and Democrats unhappy at different parts of the legislation.

Congress Relaxes Whole Grain Standards for Schools

HEALTH | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 11
A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods.

Congress Maintains Strong Commitment to Domestic HIV/AIDS Programs

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 11
The AIDS Institute praises Congress' strong funding of the Ryan White Program, but is concerned over lack of funding to hepatitis and syringe exchange programs.

Congress Aims to Save $44M By Cutting Medicare Penis Pumps

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
The Republicans in Congress have officially had enough of funding penis pumps for men who can't get erections. The devices are covered by Medicare to the tune of $44 million per year -- money better spent on the disabled.

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 30
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking | Jul 15
Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.

Democrat Clay Aiken Goes for GOP-Heavy House District

CELEBRITIES | By Emery P. Dalesio | Apr 27
Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn’t have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn’t mean voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.

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