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  • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare • Warren to the rescue in Braley’s farmer fiasco • Dem candidate charged in guns for funds sting • Top 2016 contenders converge on The Strip • This candidate’s got stones,...

  • Senators concerned by Secret Service allegations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands. On...

  • House votes to limit president on public monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, takes aim at the 1906 Antiquities Act, a law Obama and other presidents...

  • Senate gives final approval to 3 anti-union bills

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to the three bills,...

  • House Dems try to force vote on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-year pressure on Republicans to act. "It is time for us to have a vote," said Rep. Xavier...

  • Dems remove hurdle to clear passage of Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats backed down Tuesday and removed a hurdle blocking passage of legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia for its bold military incursion into Crimea. With tens of thousands of Russian troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border, Senate Democrats decided it was...

  • Aides: Dems consider cutting IMF from Ukraine bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislative aides say Senate Democrats are considering cutting International Monetary Fund provisions from a bill providing aid to Ukraine and authorizing sweeping sanctions on Russia. The move would be a significant retreat from Democrats. The Obama administration, too, has...

  • Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration stemming from the disaster. Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said one...

  • Ethics panel: No full probe of McMorris Rodgers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined campaign and official funds in a GOP leadership race and her re-election...

  • Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel's vote this week could strain the already rancorous relationship between lawmakers and the CIA, and pressure President Barack Obama to step into the fray. The Senate Intelligence Committee will weigh calling for the release of key sections of a voluminous...

  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring. Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed ahead to approve one, but it has fallen behind...

  • Congress focuses on dams amid California's drought

    WASHINGTON (AP) — California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways." Government agencies have been...

  • GM CEO Barra to testify at House hearing on recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will testify next month at a hearing by a House panel investigating the delayed recall of 1.6 million small GM cars. The investigative panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hear Barra's testimony on April 1. The head of the...

  • Congress raises pressure on CIA in torture dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding heat on the CIA, the Senate will investigate a computer network that contained a still-secret review of U.S. terror interrogations that led to dueling criminal referrals to the Justice Department and a dramatic collapse in relations between the nation's spy agencies...



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