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WASHINGTON (AP) - Dropping oil prices aren't slowing a push from U.S. producers to ship their crude oil overseas and change a decades-long ban on exports.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
CapitolInq: The Delaware River dredging project will receive another $97.5 million in federal funding, the most ever set aside in a single year, according to the office of Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.).
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dropping oil prices aren't slowing a push from U.S. producers to ship their crude oil overseas and change a decades-long ban on exports.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
CapitolInq: The Delaware River dredging project will receive another $97.5 million in federal funding, the most ever set aside in a single year, according to the office of Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.).
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), who has frequently and forcefully clashed with President Obama over Iran policy, gave the administration some breathing room Tuesday.
Baer Growls: Ok, it's early but still....only one name Dem is leading Toomey in an early poll.
WASHINGTON (AP) - How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and your job is to sit quietly behind him?
WASHINGTON (AP) - This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.
CapitolInq: During the 2013 government shutdown, Allentown’s Charlie Dent became something of a national spokesman for the oft-overlooked centrist Republican – a group that arguably includes every GOP Congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs.