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Right wingers fuming over new majority leader

Right wingers fuming over new majority leader

Some conservatives are skittish about having a new House majority leader from left-leaning California. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., acknowledged that his constituents were “probably scratching their head” when it came…

Gay congressman marries in New York

Gay congressman marries in New York

New York’s first openly gay member of Congress has married his longtime partner. Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands…

As primary approaches, Rangel confident of win

As primary approaches, Rangel confident of win

With Primary Day just days away, longtime congressman Charles Rangel says he’s not overconfident he’ll prevail over his closet rival — but insisted that voters would stick with a veteran…

Defiant IRS boss vs. skeptical Republicans

Defiant IRS boss vs. skeptical Republicans

Defiant before skeptical Republicans, the head of the IRS refused to apologize Friday for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency’s targeting of tea party and other…

New health care boss revamps HealthCare.gov

New health care boss revamps HealthCare.gov

Moving to prevent more insurance chaos this fall, the nation’s new health care chief on Friday revamped the management of HealthCare.gov. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell appointed a…

House backs new limits on NSA spying

House backs new limits on NSA spying

House libertarians and liberals banded together for a surprise win in their fight against the secretive National Security Agency, securing support for new curbs on government spying a year after…

Republicans elect McCarthy, Scalise to leader jobs

Republicans elect McCarthy, Scalise to leader jobs

House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose an ally of Speaker John Boehner for the No. 2 job in the chamber, a setback for some conservatives hoping to use a…

New Republican leaders for a divided House

New Republican leaders for a divided House

Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems likely to inherit defeated Rep. Eric Cantor’s No. 2 House Republican leadership job, but GOP restiveness along ideological and regional lines is on full display in…

Right wingers focus on chance for a GOP leadership post

Right wingers focus on chance for a GOP leadership post

The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into conservatives’ last, best shot at joining the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the two…

Supremes set to decide on 17 cases

Supremes set to decide on 17 cases

It’s crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks. The religious rights of corporations, the speech…