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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…

Pulling all-nighters on climate change

Pulling all-nighters on climate change

Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who hear plenty to like in each…

Proposed new spy boss questions NSA reforms

Proposed new spy boss questions NSA reforms

The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. government turning over the bulk collection of telephone data…

Senate sides with abusers on military sexual assault

Senate sides with abusers on military sexual assault

Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted…

Obama’s civil rights pick blocked in Senate

Obama’s civil rights pick blocked in Senate

Should a lawyer be disqualified from public service for representing a client like a cop killer? The question arises after the Senate rejected President Barack Obama’s candidate to be the…

House votes to delay Obamacare penalty

House votes to delay Obamacare penalty

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to delay for one year the tax penalty Americans will pay under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if they decline to…

As expected, GOP slams Obama’s $3.9 trillion budget

As expected, GOP slams Obama’s $3.9 trillion budget

Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama’s new $3.9 trillion budget as nothing more than a Democratic manifesto for this fall’s congressional campaigns, but the fiscal plan is taking hits from…