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  • House will wait for Obama on Islamic State strategy

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.

  • House could take up federal funding bill Thursday

    With a Sept. 30 fiscal deadline looming and the midterm elections coming in November, the House may take up a bill without adding provisions that are frequently attached to must-pass spending bills, say those familiar with the talks.

  • Tony Cardenas: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    Rep. Tony Cardenas conceded that Hispanics were frustrated with Obama and disappointed with his decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, said Monday she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December. Duckworth, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, announced the pregnancy on NBC's "Today" show. "I am so thrilled that I'm...

  • 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.

  • The case for impeaching Lois Lerner and other lawbreakers at the IRS

    Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.

  • 81-year-old Rep. Don Young is getting married

    The longest-serving Republican in the House introduced Anne Garland Walton, a flight nurse from Fairbanks, as his fiancee during a "Candidate Sunday" event at an Anchorage mega-church Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

  • VIDEO: Rep. Eric Cantor's last day in Congress

    After a 14-year Congressional run Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. will officially step down from Congress Monday.

  • Democrats should back Obama, GOP postal reform efforts: Examiner Editorial

    Those in charge of running the Postal Service have had their hands tied for decades by short-sighted politicians and a powerful government employee union.

  • If Congress is so bad, why won't Americans throw the bums out?

    For reasons that remain inexplicable to this day -- if only because they are rarely, if ever, discussed -- Congress was transformed from an assembly of private citizens devoting a few years to serving their fellow citizens to a host of career politicians critics see as mostly serving themselves.

  • EXography: Americans revile Congress --- but keep re-electing incumbents over and over

    It's the most inexplicable paradox in politics: Americans revile Congress and its inhabitants, yet are voting the same individuals into office far longer than at any time in the nation's history.

  • Congressional lawmakers react to Robin Williams' passing

    Lawmakers can agree on at least one thing: Robin Williams will be sorely missed.



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