Washington (CNNMoney) - Trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama have the potential to be a slam dunk in Congress - but they may never make it that far.
The U.S. agriculture industry has been calling for the deals, which could open up new international markets for high-quality beef, wheat and soybeans. But the U.S. auto industry is also watching, as the deal with South Korea would mean a drop in tariffs aimed squarely at Detroit automakers.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to approve legislation Thursday on a bipartisan agreement ending a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government.
The vote will keep the government funded through October 4. It will be followed by a more comprehensive measure next Tuesday that will keep Washington funded through November 18, office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, said this week.FULL STORY
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CNN: Justices asked to accept key health care reform appeal
A 26-state coalition has asked the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the massive health care reform legislation championed by President Barack Obama. The petition filed Wednesday virtually assures a landmark decision by June, in the thick of a presidential election year.