Saturday, March 28, 2015

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) - POO happens. Even in the U.S. Capitol.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans steamed ahead Tuesday toward likely approval of balanced budget outlines, essential early steps along a path to send President Barack Obama legislation to wipe out his five-year-old health care law and eliminate deficits within a decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana announced his retirement Tuesday, opening up a Senate seat in a GOP-friendly state that could attract a roster of hopefuls from both parties.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House intelligence committee leaders have unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that will allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked, without fear of being sued.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Republican senator warned Monday that the White House faces a "violent backlash" in Congress if it takes a nuclear deal with Iran to the United Nations before Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Monday targeted a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.
LIGONIER, Pa. - It's 20 degrees out - and feels much colder - when Joe Sestak heads out of the Ramada Inn into the darkness just after 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) - POO happens. Even in the U.S. Capitol.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans steamed ahead Tuesday toward likely approval of balanced budget outlines, essential early steps along a path to send President Barack Obama legislation to wipe out his five-year-old health care law and eliminate deficits within a decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Are you a Republican House member who can't decide whether to vote "aye" or "nay" on controversial legislation? Please step through this door between sculptures in Statuary Hall and into a quiet, curved parlor you may never have noticed. Have a seat by the fireplace - on the left-hand side - where Abraham Lincoln is said to have warmed himself on chilly nights.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A veteran congressman's son awaiting trial over $200,000 in bank loans that fueled his image as a self-proclaimed "entrepreneur, socialite (and) lifestyle mogul" calls himself collateral damage in the Justice Department's long-running probe of his father.
WASHINGTON – Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will lead a House task force aimed at finding ways to cut off financing for terrorist groups...
A House of Representatives committee investigating a 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has extended the deadline for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over related emails, a panel spokesman confirmed Monday.