11/19/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel plans to investigate allegations in a published report that workers in the Census Bureau fabricated data used to prepare monthly unemployment reports. The probe comes in response to a report Monday in the New York Post that says census data was manipulated in...
11/19/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he's considering changing his chamber's rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama's nominations, a warning shot that suggested Democrats might soon use their power in the chamber to end...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 04:10 PM
Senate Democratic leaders who have grown frustrated with the repeated Republican rejections of President Obama's judicial nominations are seriously weighing a historic change to the chamber's rules that would neuter use of the filibuster by the minority party.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 03:45 PM
Congress may soon investigate a media report claiming the Labor Department falsified the nation's jobless numbers a month before the 2012 election. A Republican aide told the Washington Examiner the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is digging into the claim, published in the...
By Joel Gehrke | 11/19/13 01:33 PM
Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., conceded that Democrats got "in bed" with insurance companies while crafting Obamacare, as he argued that the companies should do more to promote the law. "We need to push this out into the insurance companies," Clyburn said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "If we are going...
By David M. Drucker | 11/19/13 01:29 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined a weekly closed-door meeting of House Republicans to advocate for protecting the sequester spending cuts in the on-going budget negotiations with the Democrats. McConnell, R-Ky., also shared his thoughts on what a Senate Republican...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/19/13 10:58 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., celebrated the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg address on Tuesday by reading aloud the words of the speech while standing next to the original text of the speech in the Library of Congress.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 11/19/13 09:03 AM
The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
By Paul Bedard | 11/19/13 08:17 AM
Armed with a shocking finding that 60 percent of child sex trafficking victims are from foster homes, Congress is moving in rare bipartisan spirit to halt the practice by boosting efforts to protect the children and bust the pimps. “Something is happening on it,” said Washington Republican...
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