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  • Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to debate next military moves on ISIS

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against ISIS, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.

  • Immigrants have 'fraud loophole': Lawmakers

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and his Senate counterpart, Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the administration “quietly made several changes” this summer to its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • Wife of Rep. Andy Harris dies suddenly

    The wife of Maryland’s sole Republican House member has died. Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, wife of Rep. Andy Harris, died suddenly on Thursday, according to the congressman’s office.

  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before...

  • Burger King's latest move is a great reminder that the U.S. tax code is a total wreck

    Congress has over the course of several decades nurtured and defended what has grown into a monster of a problem for American businesses, prompting many companies to seek out little-known -- but perfectly legal -- loopholes, including the corporate tax inversion sought by Burger King.

  • Ryan ambushed by immigration activists

    Rep. Paul Ryan was ambushed by camera-carrying immigration activists Thursday, the latest Republican to face a tricky confrontation over the issue this month.

  • Pelosi says, unlike Gillibrand, she never endured sexist comments

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called comments reportedly made by male lawmakers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "absolutely ridiculous" and "disrespectful" but said she does not have similar tales of her early days as a House lawmaker.

  • Former Michele Bachmann campaign staffer pleads guilty

    One of Michele Bachmann's former top campaign staffers pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing money he received from the presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul. Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's presidential campaign in Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign...

  • No Republican wave in November election

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • Congress: Yes to pork, no to cutting debt

    Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.

  • Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

    A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.

  • No, our immigration system is not broken

    Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides, is that our immigration system is "broken." President Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, John McCain, Dick Durbin — just...

  • Energy-state Democrats slam Obama plan for international climate change pact

    Vulnerable Democrats from energy-producing states are unhappy with a move by President Obama to seal a climate change pact with world leaders.

  • Congress should crack down on itself, not on Burger King

    A simple change in how its members can hold their wealth is far a more promising reform than the fool's errand of sniping at formerly American companies as they flee.

  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. Now, as Obama again...



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