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Dems unhappy with GOP Benghazi probe plans

Dems unhappy with GOP Benghazi probe plans

House Democrats insist that a special select committee on the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, raising doubts about their participation in the…

Republicans zero in on Benthazi raid questons

Republicans zero in on Benthazi raid questons

Republicans are sharpening their focus on the deadly 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack as midterm elections loom closer, with a likely vote this week on establishing a select House committee to…

White House press corps honors black reporter

White House press corps honors black reporter

Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential press conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a…

GOP derails minimum wage increase in Senate

GOP derails minimum wage increase in Senate

Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major…

Boehner to GOP: Immigration reform? No way

Boehner to GOP: Immigration reform? No way

House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday reassured fellow Republican lawmakers that he will not push them to pass immigration reform and said he was just teasing last week when he…

House says ‘nada’ to military benefit cuts

House says ‘nada’ to military benefit cuts

Congress is saying “not so fast” to a Pentagon proposal to cut subsidies to military commissaries where service members and their families shop at a reduced cost, as well as…

House trying to restore spending bill process

House trying to restore spending bill process

Lawmakers embarrassed by their inability to pass their annual spending bills the old-fashioned way are trying to get the broken budget process back on track. After the partial government shutdown…

Boehner faces three opponents in GOP primary

Boehner faces three opponents in GOP primary

John Boehner’s primary races are often about as challenging as a tap-in putt. However, the U.S. House speaker and avid golfer faces stepped-up competition back home this time. With three…

Senate nears election-year mininum wage vote

Senate nears election-year mininum wage vote

Win or lose — and they’ll probably lose — Democrats hope this week’s Senate showdown over raising the federal minimum wage reaps them benefits in November’s congressional elections. Whether they’ll…

Congress returning to do as little actual work as possible

Congress returning to do as little actual work as possible

Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it’s looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum. Forget immigration, a tax overhaul, stiffer…