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Scaled back goals on gun control

Scaled back goals on gun control

Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled…

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republican budget plan, even though they loathe the details of the blueprint that would cut programs for…

Adulterous Congressman refuses to resign

Adulterous Congressman refuses to resign

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder fromRepublicans back home demanding the GOP congressman’s resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of…

House passes Ryan’s meaningless GOP budget plan

House passes Ryan’s meaningless GOP budget plan

House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Wednesday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts…

House sets contempt vote on former IRS official

House sets contempt vote on former IRS official

A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The…

Republican hypocrisy rampant over ‘real’ spending cuts

Republican hypocrisy rampant over ‘real’ spending cuts

When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they’ll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a…

Gender gap pay bill faces hard road in Senate

Gender gap pay bill faces hard road in Senate

From the Capitol to the White House, Democrats are rallying behind campaign-season legislation curbing paycheck discrimination against women. The bill, partly designed to energize the party’s core voters, stands little…

Obama, Democrats focus on gender pay gap

Obama, Democrats focus on gender pay gap

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed…

Unemployment bill headed to the House

Unemployment bill headed to the House

Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on…

Pelosi: Cheney ‘set tone’ for CIA torture of prisoners

Pelosi: Cheney ‘set tone’ for CIA torture of prisoners

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone” for the interrogation and detention programs conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency…