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  • Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) — The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. The proposal, which would transfer dozens of the...

  • Is a fear of 'getting Koch'ed' hurting Republican super PACs?

    Democratic super PACs have outraised their Republican counterparts by millions, a factor attributed in part to GOP donors' fear of being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service -- or "getting Koch'ed."

  • Congress scrambles to deal with Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    When the Supreme Court last month struck down a key Obamacare birth control mandate, it left it up to Congress to sort out the details. Less than two weeks after the ruling, both parties are scrambling to do just that.

  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs. The vote was 367 to 55. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. The bill cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes,...

  • Voters to GOP and White House: You both are terrible at this immigration thing

    American voters are angry with both the White House and Republican lawmakers for their bungled handling of the growing crisis on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

  • Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite recent sizable job gains, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling that her agency is in no rush to withdraw the massive support it is providing the U.S. economy. Extra caution is warranted, she said Tuesday, given a number of "false dawns" in this recovery...

  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Under current law, the moratorium expires Nov. 1, exposing Internet users to the same kind of connection fees that often show up on telephone...

  • Why Harry Reid and Senate Democrats want to amend the Constitution: Examiner Editorial

    Give President Obama a break -- he may be doing slightly less harm than his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill.

  • House votes to slash IRS tax enforcement budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it....

  • Lawlessness is now the dominant theme in the Obama saga

    For years, critics of President Obama and his administration have complained about a rising disregard for the rule of law.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers clash on abortion bill

    Senate lawmakers are at odds over a big abortion bill before Congress.

  • VIDEO: House committee looks to combat child sex trafficking

    Child trafficking is an increasing problem in the United States. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing Tuesday to discuss potential solutions to stop these tragic crimes.

  • Josh Earnest tries to explain why the White House doesn't blame Democrats for congressional inaction

    The White House on Tuesday insisted that it was appropriate to place the blame solely on Republicans for Washington gridlock, even as the GOP moves ahead on a highway-funding bill backed by President Obama.

  • Veterans Affairs spies, stonewalls on people investigating it

    Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.

  • Export-Import Bank subsidy beneficiary wants to let Export-Import Bank expire

    Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is from Washington State, which makes her hesitance on the Export-Import Bank raise eyebrows. A local paper, the Spokesman-Review, blasted her for her reluctance, citing Washington's status as "the nation's most trade-dependent state."



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