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Latest Stories Mel Antonen: Morris on rising Hall of Fame vote total: 'A good day for me'updated: Mon Jan 09 2012 18:08:00

A week ago, pitcher Jack Morris was tired of talking about the baseball Hall of Fame. He was grateful to be on the ballot, but, after 12 years with a vote total that seemed to be going nowhere, he didn't know what else to say about his candidacy. Steve Rushin: A postseason baseball Quizupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 10:58:00

To mark the start of the baseball postseason, I've put together this postseason quiz, which is both a short test about baseball in October and an homage to pitcher-poet Dan Quisenberry, whose nickname might well have been Postseason Quiz, given how often his Royals made the playoffs -- four times in six seasons -- in the days when such a thing was still possible in Kansas City.

Senate Republicans say memo seeks 'amnesty'updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 18:54:00

Senate Republicans have an internal memo from the Department of Homeland Security that they say shows the Obama administration "conspiring" and "scheming" to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.

Top issues: Budget deficitupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 11:18:00

In the wake of Congress' $787 billion economic stimulus bill and $700 billion TARP bailout legislation, fiscal conservatives are ringing alarm bells over how much Washington is spending beyond incoming revenue. The federal budget deficit is expected to reach $1.56 trillion this fiscal year, up from a record $1.41 trillion in fiscal 2009, according to the Treasury Department.

Exploding deficitupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 11:18:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the growing deficit and the Obama administration's reaction to it. Joe Posnanski: Halladay should enjoy his perfecto -- before the next one happensupdated: Sun May 30 2010 12:35:00

So you are no doubt asking: What the heck is going on here? Another perfect game? These used to be the rarest of feats. Perfect games used to be like solar eclipses and cheerful Pearl Jam songs. Now, they happen about as often as 100-degree days in Arizona. It's strange. One of the few joyous moments of my sports childhood happened in 1981 when Cleveland's Len Barker threw a perfect game against Toronto. It made the Cleveland Indians the centerpiece of baseball for a while, because no pitcher had thrown a perfect game in 13 years and no pitcher would throw a perfect game for three years afterward. Lenny Barker got to be famous for a while.

Have doctorate, will work for Censusupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 14:34:00

CNN's Chuck Conder talks with two highly educated Census workers and why they took the temporary jobs.

Unemployment benefits expire for thousandsupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 14:34:00

Extended unemployment benefits will temporarily expire for thousands of Americans on Monday because the Senate went on its spring recess without approving a one-month deadline extension.

CNNMoney: Thousands to lose jobless benefits April 5updated: Fri Mar 26 2010 15:24:00

Extended jobless benefits will run out for at least 212,000 Americans out of work after April 5 because the Senate closed up shop Friday afternoon without a deal to extend filing deadlines.

Senators battle again over extending jobless benefitsupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 20:48:00

On the eve of a two-week spring recess, the Senate found itself embroiled again over the issue of a short-term extension of unemployment benefits and other programs.

Jobless dad to Sen. Bunning: 'Get a reality check'updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:43:00

Times were tough for Joe Orr, but he was keeping family afloat.

'My jobless benefits ended'updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:43:00

An Atlanta man struggles to make ends meet after losing his unemployment benefits.

Senate passes $10 billion jobless benefits measureupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:41:00

The Senate voted Tuesday to pass a $10 billion measure to extend benefits for unemployed workers and fund road projects after Sen. Jim Bunning agreed to end his filibuster.

A view of Bunning from Kentuckyupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:41:00

We get a look at Senator Jim Bunning's political career through the eyes of his constituents. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Bunning's abrasive behavior spans careersupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:38:00

Sen. Jim Bunning was called one of the nation's five worst U.S. senators by Time magazine in 2006 and as a baseball player became one of the few pitchers to anger Mickey Mantle enough to make him charge the mound.

Bridging the divide between Congress, constituentsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 14:49:00

Sen. Jim Bunning's decision to block a bill extending unemployment benefits was a smack in the face to struggling Americans across the country.

Talking bipartisanshipupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 14:49:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to six retiring congressmen on the role of bipartisanship in Washington.

CNNMoney: Senate extends jobless benefits deadlineupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 12:59:00

After days of intense infighting, the Senate voted late Tuesday night to extend the deadline for the jobless to apply for extended unemployment benefits. Several hours later, President Obama signed the measure.

Democrats rip GOP senator for blocking jobless benefits extensionupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:55:00

Top Democrats tore into one of their Republican counterparts Monday for blocking an extension of unemployment benefits that would provide assistance to millions of jobless Americans.

Intriguing people for March 1, 2010updated: Mon Mar 01 2010 17:47:00

Michelle Bachelet: The president of Chile was born in Santiago in 1951. Her Web biography tells a remarkable story. The mother of three children is trained as a doctor, with graduate studies in military sciences.

'Let's be strong, Chile'updated: Mon Mar 01 2010 17:47:00

President Michelle Bachelet address her country after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

CNNMoney: Senator's filibuster threatens highway jobs: DOTupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 13:26:00

Department of Transportation secretary Ray LaHood on Monday blamed a senator's filibuster for furloughing thousands of federal employees and threatening state jobs while shutting down highway construction projects nationwide.

CNNMoney: Extended jobless benefits start endingupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 18:42:00

Depending on extended unemployment benefits to see you through the Great Recession?

Lone senator blocks unemployment benefit extensionsupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 20:29:00

The Senate adjourned Friday without approving extensions of cash and health insurance benefits for the unemployed after a lone senator blocked swift passage due to his insistence that Congress first pay for the $10 billion package.

CNNMoney: Senate panel approves Bernanke for second termupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 11:42:00

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke moved a step closer to keeping his job on Thursday as a Senate Banking committee voted to confirm his nomination.

Analysis: Contentious primaries will precede 2010 Senate electionsupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 10:20:00

Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to leave the Republican Party in April handed President Obama a key vote in the Senate, and Specter was rewarded by quickly being endorsed by the president and Democratic leaders in his bid for re-election next year. Ranking baseball's 18 perfect gamesupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 18:11:00

Mark Buerhle joined one of baseball's most elite clubs on Thursday afternoon in Chicago -- the Zeros-Only Gang of 18 whose members have each put together 27 consecutive outs in a winning ballgame (sorry, Harvey Haddix). It's an elite club, but not limited to elite pitchers. In fact, Buerhle, a good-but-not-great hurler, slots fairly neatly into the middle ranks of the roster of perfectos.

Ginsburg rejoins Supreme Court weeks after cancer surgeryupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 13:47:00

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the Supreme Court bench Monday in her first public appearance since undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer February 5.

CNNMoney: Senate panel backs Geithnerupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 11:47:00

A Senate panel recommended that the full Senate confirm Tim Geithner as the next Treasury secretary. Joe Posnanski: Fall of the '64 Philliesupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 09:18:00

Here's my theory: Most sports fans are formed by the most cataclysmic or euphoric sporting event of their childhood. I am the sports fan that I am today because four days before my 14th birthday, with the Cleveland Browns in field-goal range, Sam Rutigliano called a play called Red Right 88, and Brian Sipe threw an interception against the Oakland Raiders. Then Brian put his hand in his face, and he stumbled off the field, and Rutigliano said, "I love you Brian," and I was wrecked forever.

Fortune: Why we tolerate bailoutsupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 10:54:00

For the second time this year, the government is considering the use of taxpayer money to rescue private companies. Sen. Jim Bunning warns of creeping socialism, but he seems to have found few allies. As financial skeptic James Grant recently mused, Why no outrage?

Will he stay or will he go?updated: Wed Sep 05 2007 22:08:00

Will he stay or will he go? Senate Panel OKs Child Health Billupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 01:00:00

A Senate committee approved a five-year, $35 billion expansion of a children's health insurance program that would be financed through higher tobacco taxes

The Senate immigration vote: How they votedupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 11:53:00

The Senate immigration compromise was effectively killed Thursday, failing to pass a critical procedural hurdle. Green Concerns Over the Energy Billupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 18:05:00

Environmental groups say the vote on three key amendments will determine their support of the Democrat-backed measure

Senate approves Gates as defense secretaryupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 09:36:00

The Senate voted 95-2 Wednesday to approve Robert Gates as President Bush's choice to replace Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary.

CNNMoney: Bernanke admits a 'lapse'updated: Tue May 23 2006 11:13:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke admitted Tuesday to Congress that he made a mistake talking to a television reporter about market perception of his inflation-fighting credentials.

CNNMoney: Greenspan critic not happy with Bernankeupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 09:07:00

One of the harshest critics of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in the Senate isn't much happier with the man nominated to succeed him, Ben Bernanke.

CNNMoney: Marvin Miller: Hall of Famerupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 11:46:00

Marvin Miller is the man who brought labor work stoppages, millionaire players and free agency to the world of professional sports, three things for which many fans will never forgive him.

GOP increases control in Senateupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 08:37:00

Republican challenger John Thune beat Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, adding a South Dakota Senate seat to GOP gains in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and the Carolinas.

Bunning almost watches lead disappearupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 22:34:00

Republican Jim Bunning almost watched an insurmountable lead disappear against Dr. Daniel Mongiardo, his Democratic challenger.

One more day, four more years?updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 07:50:00

Sen. John Kerry and President Bush stump within minutes and miles of each other today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a final reminder on the final day of campaign 2004 of just how small this dead-heat race can feel.

Ky. Senator accuses opposition of rough tacticsupdated: Wed Oct 13 2004 17:00:00

Sen. Jim Bunning said his wife was "black and blue" after his opponent's staff physically assaulted her at a summer picnic -- a charge his rival called "outrageous."

CNNMoney: Greenspan: More growth aheadupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 10:46:00

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a Senate panel Tuesday the economy is strong and that the risk of inflation appears to be in check, comments that reinforce the broad market belief the Fed will slowly raise interest rates in the year ahead.

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Money Magazine: CONGRESSMEN BATTLE US FOR BETTER GRADES updated: Sat Dec 01 1990 00:01:00

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Businessmen and the National Taxpayers Union all have given Senator Jesse Helms excellent ratings. But MONEY doesn't agree? How ...

Fortune: Waiting for Mr. Right, Princess Charming at Price Waterhouse, tales of a real tough Congressman. TAKING LEAVEupdated: Mon Jun 18 1990 00:01:00

Talk about serendipity. We have just spent hours hovering over the congressional debate on ''family leave'' and come away with one genuinely interesting fact: Jim Bunning hit 160 batters during his...

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