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House Rejects Effort To Cut NSA Spying Program

The House has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records in the fight against terrorism.

07/24/2013

A man shows a handful of the U.S. pennies. (credit: Getty Images/Jim Watson/AFP)

More Questions Than Answers On Sequester’s Local Impact

CBS 11 tried gauging the impact of the sequester on North Texas if it hits after the Friday deadline. But the bottom line is, most people don’t seem to know what it will be.

02/25/2013

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First 2013 Paychecks Bring Unwanted Surprise

Many North Texas workers are opening their first paychecks of the year on Friday, and many are unpleasantly surprised.

01/18/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry: 2nd Amendment Trumps Obama, Any President

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s disgusted by the left using the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to advance a pro-gun control agenda.

01/16/2013

House Deliberates On Budget Deal Past Fiscal Cliff Deadline

GOP Primary Talk Follows ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote

Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.

01/05/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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Local Businesses Think U.S. Still Dangling On Fiscal Cliff

After decisions in Washington, D.C. many are asking – will the vote to avoid going over the fiscal cliff help North Texas companies? CBS 11 News spoke with one local business owner who said years of uncertainty have proven costly.

CBSDFW.COM–01/02/2013

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Averted — Now What?

Congress didn’t completely fall off the “fiscal cliff,” but they’re still hanging onto the edge. By waiting until the last minute to scrape together a limited bill, Congress sidelined some major fiscal issues they initially sought to resolve before the new year.

01/02/2013

House Speaker John Boehner Addresses The Press On The Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Fiscal Cliff Deadline Nears: No Deal Yet

A Capitol Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

Milk being poured in to a glass. (credit: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Milk, Dairy Prices Could Double If Congress Doesn’t Act

Milk, cheese, butter, and all things dairy could spike in price after the first of the year if a new farm bill isn’t finalized.

12/28/2012

Speaker Boehner

Boehner To Pursue ‘Plan B’ In Fiscal Cliff Talks

House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a ‘Plan B’ option to keep taxes from increasing on people making less than $1 million on Jan. 1.

12/18/2012

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