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  • Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue...

  • Mark Sanford calls off engagement to Argentine 'soul mate'

    Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., in a lengthy Facebook post announced Friday that he is ending his engagement to longtime girlfriend, "soul mate" and ex-mistress Maria Belen Chapur.

  • Hoyer: 'Overwhelming' support for arming Syrian rebels

    "I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.

  • Boehner pledges to help new Iraqi Prime Minister defeat Islamic State

    Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.

  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly...

  • White House's annual congressional picnic is on

    "That should be interesting," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday about next Wednesday's affair.

  • Weekly Examiner: Obama's ISIS strategy

    President Obama on Wednesday made a prime-time address to the nation detailing his plan for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Warner says Senate should’ve taken up, passed House bill on patent reform

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Senate was wrong for not passing the House’s patent reform bill, one U.S. Senate Democrat said. Virginia’s Mark Warner made the comments while campaigning earlier this week. Warner “I actually think the House bill was pretty good,” he said. “I wish the...

  • Mike Rogers: Obama is no FDR

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is lobbying his Republican colleagues to support Obama’s request for congressional authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of his broader plan to defeat the Islamic State.

  • Treasury could act next week to prevent companies from leaving U.S.

    "They're preparing to act and they'll act as soon as they're ready," said Rep. Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax issues.

  • House and Senate recycle partisan agendas in pre-election session

    It's the same song, second verse as the two chambers recycle partisan agenda items while heading out the door to campaign ahead of the pivotal November election.

  • Obama muddles his own case for war in Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....

  • Capitol Hill Republicans want broader strategy to combat ISIS

    "I want this to be successful. And I want to do everything I can as one senator to ensure that that is the case," said Sen. Bob Corker.

  • Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama's call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward votes in the heat of a midterm election campaign. "We ought to...

  • Proposed amendment on campaign finance dies in Senate

    The key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal.



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