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  • A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More than four decades ago in Guatemala, Torres' parents told her she was going to the United States on a vacation. They declined to...

  • Ex-Im Bank may be saved by the bell

    Though many Republicans disapprove of the Ex-Im Bank, it may get a short-term reauthorization as lawmakers hit the campaign trail.

  • Don't expect quick action from Congress on defense spending

    What's more likely is lawmakers passing a continuing resolution that would keep spending at current levels through mid-December -- after the November elections for a new Congress.

  • John McCain dominates Sunday talk show guest list

    Since 2009, McCain has appeared more than 97 times on the five news shows that air Sunday mornings -- more than any other lawmaker, administration official, journalist or pundit.

  • John Boehner unveils midterms agenda

    It's not quite the Contract with America, but House Speaker John Boehner is preparing to unveil a five-point agenda for the fall elections that includes reforming the tax code and reducing regulations.

  • Budget cuts may have spared key IRS emails

    A top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he has learned that key lost emails sent by Lois Lerner may be preserved somewhere within 760 exchange servers that were supposed to be destroyed two years ago.

  • Reid promises new vote on expired green energy tax cuts

    The Senate majority leader told a green energy conference Thursday he'll take up legislation by the end of this year.

  • After years of bashing filibuster, will Senate Dems embrace it?

    Democrats are threatening to use the once-hated filibuster to stop Republican initiatives.

  • House agenda doesn't include Syria

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow GOP lawmakers in a memo that the House will continue "aggressive oversight work," but there is no immediate plan to take up legislation giving President Obama the green light to bomb Syria.

  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs. Individual states would set their own targets to curb the growth of health care spending. If they...

  • Rand Paul: 'I am not an isolationist'

    In an op-ed published Thursday by Time, Paul pushes back against that characterization of his foreign policy, which has been used by many of his critics in the Republican Party, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

  • Court hands White House important win on Obamacare

    The Obama administration scored a major legal victory Thursday before judges wrote a single word.

  • John Boehner: No immigration reform until 2015

    An upcoming election coupled with the concerns of Senate Democrats may cause President Obama to push back a possible executive order on immigration to next year, something Boehner is on board with.

  • Voters trust GOP the most on economy but not on entitlements

    A George Washington University Battleground Poll taken in late August showed most Americans "feel the nation is on the wrong track," but they have differing view on who would best lead the country onto the right track.

  • Lawmakers cross aisles on demilitarizing police

    A Tea Party Republican has teamed up with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus on a bill to place limits on a Pentagon program providing surplus military equipment to local police around the country.



From the Weekly Standard