WASHINGTON - Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
Georgia is among dozens of states trying to make up for stagnating federal funding of highway and bridge maintenance as cars become more efficient and drivers pay less in fuel taxes.
President Barack Obama laid out a vision for his final two years in the White House in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Now his challenge is to get both the American public and the Republican majority in Congress on board.
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