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  • 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.

  • GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that seeking congressional approval would be good for the...

  • VIDEO: An in-depth look at where immigration stands on Capitol Hill

    Washington Examiner's chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio discusses in-depth where the issue of immigration stands with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

  • Business owners: NLRB's McDonald's decision will ruin franchise model

    Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of?

  • VIDEO: House Democratic Leadership addresses Islamic State, immigration

    House Democrats met Tuesday morning following Congress' summer recess and stressed their desire to tackle the major issues facing the country before members leave for yet another break.

  • Cheney to House Republicans: Don't go wobbly

    Dick Cheney on Tuesday urged House Republicans to avoid the drift toward isolationism that has gripped some elements of the GOP even in the midst of the rise of the Islamic State.

  • House will wait for Obama on Islamic State strategy

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.

  • John Boehner: We need a plan for ISIS

    Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's awaiting President Obama's plan for combating Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • Congress' approval hits pre-election low

    Just 14 percent of Americans approve how Congress is handling its job, according to a new Gallup poll. The rating is the second lowest one measured before a fall midterm election since 1974.

  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages...

  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation....

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...

  • Obama, congressional leaders to meet on Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet with congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday — with the threat posed by Islamic State militants as a likely topic of discussion. Lawmakers return Monday from a five-week recess. Obama is just back from a NATO summit in Wales,...



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