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  • Reid: Give Obama authority to equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress should give President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, without rushing into a war like the one in Iraq. Speaking several hours before Obama's planned prime-time address...

  • Tom Coburn calls ISIS threat 'spilled milk'

    Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now it's "time for us to clean it up."

  • UPDATED: Awkward phone call prompts Issa letter charging 'under-the-table coordination'

    An inadvertent chat between public affairs staffers for the Department of Justice and a House committee has exposed a daily happening in the nation's capital that is rarely openly discussed.

  • Support wanes for stopping tax inversions before November elections

    Although lawmakers in both parties are concerned about them, Democrats aren't likely to call a vote regarding "tax inversions" before the election.

  • Harry Reid's government shutdown

    Reid is complaining that Republicans have advanced his own bill in order to "stall" the Senate.

  • House unveils emergency bill to fund government

    The bill, which funds the government through Dec. 11, caps annual spending at the 2014 $1.012 trillion level and it includes a provision to extend the Export-Import Bank until 2015.

  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue...

  • Boehner expresses support for 'certain' White House options to combat Islamic State

    But the House speaker stopped short of saying he would back a plan to bomb the terrorist group.

  • House votes to block EPA water rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands — an action that critics call a classic Washington overreach. The...

  • Obama to lawmakers: I don't need your approval to attack Islamic State

    The move downplays the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.

  • House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The vote was...

  • Republicans: Department of Interior has revolving-door problem

    A House panel report says Department of the Interior employees haven't always recused themselves from promoting green energy projects where there was a notable conflict of interest.

  • Congress considers review of police military gear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but more than a decade later lawmakers are questioning why smalltown police departments need armored vehicles, automatic weapons and...

  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation." Reid, D-Nev., told reporters that the comment by congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was "insensitive, very...

  • McConnell: President should ask Congress before bombing Islamic State

    "The view of myself and most of my members is, the president should be seeking congressional approval, period, for whatever he decides to do," the Senate majority leader said.



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