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  • Seeking political gain, Democrats welcome Republican defeat of Paycheck Fairness bill

    Senate Republicans are poised to defeat a pay equity measure on Wednesday. The “Paycheck Fairness Act” is a key part of a new Democratic agenda that is focused on contrasting the Democratic Party with the GOP ahead of November elections.

  • Oversight panel recommends House hold Lois Lerner in contempt

    A House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report on Tuesday recommended the full House find former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to answers questions about the agency's conservative-targeting scandal. "Lois Lerner's testimony is...

  • Regulators finalize leverage ratio for big banks, would require $68 billion of extra capital today

    The amount of cash banks are required to hold in case of an emergency is increasing, thanks to a rule that U.S. regulatory agencies finalized Tuesday. The Federal Reserve and other agencies voted to increase the supplementary leverage ratio for the eight largest U.S. banks, requiring that they...

  • NRSC has best fundraising month of 2014 cycle

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee has posted its best fundraising month of the midterm election cycle so far, the committee confirmed Tuesday. Sen. Rob Portman, the NRSC vice chair for finance, announced at a weekly lunch among Republican senators that the committee raised nearly...

  • Steny Hoyer says he hasn't smoked pot

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer denied he ever smoked marijuana after hinting otherwise during his weekly briefing Tuesday with reporters. The Maryland Democrat, when asked about legislation to decriminalize marijuana that passed the Maryland legislature on Monday, said he supported the...

  • GOP defends policies as female-friendly

    During the weekly House GOP leadership news conference, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and two senior female Republicans criticized congressional Democrats' push for more federal regulations that they argue would guarantee that women receive "equal pay" for doing the same work as men.

  • Obama rips GOP 'excuses' on equal pay for women

    President Obama on Tuesday signed two executive orders on equal pay for women, using the event to mock Republicans as out of touch on the issue of paycheck fairness. “You'll hear all sorts of excuses -- they're childbearing, they're choosing to do this ... she was doing the same job,”...

  • More grinding improvement in U.S. job creation in February

    Labor market churn picked up slightly in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning, but the pace of hiring and firing remains far below the levels that prevailed before the financial crisis that began six years ago. The number of job openings crossed the 4 million mark,...

  • Arizona's Tent City Jail: Where prisoners wear pink underwear, eat meatless meals and swelter in the 120-degree heat

    Tent City in Arizona was built in 1994 at the behest of the county’s showy sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who the previous year had run on a strict law-and-order platform. Inside one of the best-known jails in America.

  • Rep. Steve Scalise's role in pushing flood bill seen as tryout for whip run

    Rep. Steve Scalise played a crucial role in whipping votes for a flood insurance bill that split congressional conservatives, drawing notice on Capitol Hill at a time when ambitious House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions in 2015.



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