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Biden to Congress: ‘Step up and stop homophobia’

Biden to Congress: ‘Step up and stop homophobia’

Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it’s outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking…

Congressional departures: Good news for Democrats?

Congressional departures:  Good news for Democrats?

House Democrats’ hopes of mitigating the damage in the midterm elections lie in the fast-growing suburbs of northern Virginia, the cities and towns near Iowa’s covered bridges of Madison County…

Issa questions Obama’s right to reopen ‘political shop’

Issa questions Obama’s right to reopen ‘political shop’

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the White House to turn over records related to President Barack Obama’s decision to reopen the White House…

A widening rift between the Senate and CIA

A widening rift between the Senate and CIA

The standoff between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee at its core is a battle over who owns the official history of one of the darkest eras in American…

Boehner doesn’t like Senate unemployment deal

Boehner doesn’t like Senate unemployment deal

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he thinks a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed isn’t feasible, a remark that suggested the agreement is in…

Senate deal reached on unemployment

Senate deal reached on unemployment

A bipartisan deal to renew long-term jobless benefits for more than 2 million Americans was reached on Thursday by a group of 10 U.S. senators, five Democrats and five Republicans.…

Republicans try another tactic to derail Obamacare

Republicans try another tactic to derail Obamacare

House Republicans said on Wednesday that they are pushing a plan to delay for five years the penalties for failing to buy health insurance under Obamacare, and to use the…

Rep. Dingell slated to undergo heart procedure

Rep. Dingell slated to undergo heart procedure

Michigan Democrat John Dingell, the longest serving member in the history of the U.S. Congress, will undergo a minimally invasive procedure to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, his office said…

House GOP: Obama is running amok. Let’s sue him

House GOP:  Obama is running amok. Let’s sue him

Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal…

Senate approves boost in child care standards

Senate approves boost in child care standards

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in…