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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Sestak raised about $312,000 in the first three months of 2015 for his Senate campaign, barely one-tenth of the amount raised by the Republican incumbent he hopes to unseat, Sen. Pat Toomey.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Oversight Committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for what he called "glaring management failures" that included promoting a senior employee even though he had been accused of sexual harassment and allowing three other employees to continue working at the agency despite admitting they watched pornography on the job.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, says it has received more than 4,000 pages of documents from a review board appointed by the State Department to investigate the attacks.
A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena personnel files from the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office, saying VA officials had ignored its requests for months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House leaders have reached a bipartisan compromise on a bill that would end the National Security Agency's controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will face a trial early next year in a separate case charging him with Medicare fraud, a federal judge said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Party doctrine will probably trump church doctrine in Congress, experts say.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has joined the call for more forceful Congressional oversight over any nuclear deal with Iran, despite members...
Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said he was “anguished” by the images of riots in Baltimore yesterday, saying they are “not justified,” but that the conflict shows the need to continue pushing to fix the U.S. criminal justice system.
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski officially started his U.S. Senate campaign Friday at a Montgomery County union hall, saying that he would save and create middle-class jobs.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Sestak raised about $312,000 in the first three months of 2015 for his Senate campaign, barely one-tenth of the amount raised by the Republican incumbent he hopes to unseat, Sen. Pat Toomey.