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Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:10:54 GMT2016-09-29T22:10:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year....



A look at Congress' to-do list for this year and next

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:44:42 GMT2016-09-29T21:44:42Z

A look at Congress' to-do list for the lame-duck session that begins Nov. 14 and for 2017, when a new Congress will convene and a new president will take office....



House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:42:53 GMT2016-09-29T21:42:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed....



Obama signs short-term bill to fund government past election

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:12:58 GMT2016-09-29T19:12:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week....



US official: Russia risks being mired in Syria 'quagmire'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:41:25 GMT2016-09-29T18:41:25Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior State Department official sought to assure skeptical lawmakers that Russia is at risk of becoming mired in Syria if the civil war rages on, a prospect that gives the United States an upper hand as it pressures Moscow to end attacks in the besieged city of Aleppo....