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  • House Republicans aim for JOBS Act 2.0

    House Republicans are trying to recreate the success of the JOBS Act, two years after its passage. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, intended to reduce capital costs for startups by deregulating some aspects of securities law, was one of the rare bipartisan legislative efforts of the...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should consider contempt charge for former CIA deputy chief

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should consider holding former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in contempt for repeatedly misleading Congress regarding the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. "Yes, we need to think about that," the South Carolina Republican told a...

  • Obama blasts GOP for blocking paycheck fairness bill

    President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes under fire from Mitch McConnell for donations from alleged sexual harasser

    Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is going after Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes on women's issues. At issue is Tuesday's controversial Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission vote. Louisville's WFPL News reported that the commission came one vote short of reprimanding...

  • Obama mourns another shooting tragedy at Fort Hood

    President Obama returned to Fort Hood Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims of another mass shooting at the Texas military installation, saying U.S. officials should do more to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. “Part of what makes this so painful is that we’ve been here...

  • Ways and Means uses timeline to make case against Lois Lerner over IRS targeting

    The House Ways and Means Committee has released a timeline that they say makes the case that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner was actively targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status ahead of the 2012 election cycle.

  • President Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with Pennsylvania stabbing victims

    President Obama has been briefed on the mass stabbing at a high school in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, and the White House said his “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." A 16-year-old student at Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional High School stabbed at least 20...

  • Ways and Means asks Justice Department to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner

    According to a statement issued by the House Ways and Means Committee, the panel believes Lerner may have violated the law by unfairly targeting conservative groups, including the influential Crossroads GPS, misleading investigators who were looking into the matter and illegally exposing private...

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...



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