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Sen. Menendez thinks Cuba sparked fed probe

Sen. Menendez thinks Cuba sparked fed probe

Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a…

Judge will consider Senator’s lawsuit over health exchanges

Judge will consider Senator’s lawsuit over health exchanges

A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator’s lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance…

Republicans at odds with business on Capitol Hill

Republicans at odds with business on Capitol Hill

Traditional ties between the business community and the Republican Party are fraying on Capitol Hill, where the House GOP has bucked corporate interests on a series of priorities this year,…

In the end, voters seldom fire incumbents

In the end, voters seldom fire incumbents

Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this…

Boehner wants legislation to sue Obama

Boehner wants legislation to sue Obama

The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced…

Thad Cochran beats out tea party challenger in runoff

Thad Cochran beats out tea party challenger in runoff

In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout…

Archivist says IRS did not follow law on lost emails

Archivist says IRS did not follow law on lost emails

The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation’s top archivist told Congress…

Boehner says he’s ‘in to stay’ as Speaker

Boehner says he’s ‘in to stay’ as Speaker

Days after House Republicans overhauled much of their leadership team, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he’s “all in” to remain as speaker in the new Congress that will…

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…