More Sean Lengell Articles

  • Cattlemen's group won't get involved in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with government

    A Nevada cattle rancher group expressed sympathy for embattled cattleman Cliven Bundy in his increasingly tense confrontation with the federal government over grazing rights, but it stopped short of getting involved. "Nevada Cattlemen's Association does not feel it is our place to interfere in...

  • Poll: Democrats have better health care plan than GOP

    Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better approach to addressing the nation's health care needs than Republicans, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Almost one-third of respondents in the online survey said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to health care, compared...

  • Harry Reid: Nevada rancher dispute with federal government 'not over'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the tense confrontation between a southern Nevada rancher and federal agents over cattle grazing rights is "not over." "We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it," the Nevada Democrat told Reno, Nev., TV station...

  • Report: Men paid more than women on Capitol Hill staffs

    As the Senate rejected legislation last week aimed at ending wage discrimination among men and women in the workforce, Congressional staffers faced a similar, but smaller, wage gap of their own. In 2013, female staffers in congressional offices were paid 91 cents for every dollar that men made...

  • Lawmakers say e-cigarette makers target kids

    A group of congressional Democrats released a report Monday accusing the electronic cigarette industry of pushing their products on children and teens. The report shows a significant increase in recent years in the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors through social media, radio and televisions...

  • Unionization would 'destroy' college sports, senators say

    Two Republican senators are warning that allowing college athletes to unionize would "destroy" college sports and "harm the entire U.S. system of higher education." Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Burr of North Carolina have lashed out at a recent decision by a National Labor...

  • Nancy Pelosi: House Republicans avoiding immigration reform because of race

    "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat said Thursday during her weekly briefing with reporters.

  • Long-term unemployment benefit package sits in House limbo

    Senate-passed legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits has stalled in the House, as Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he won't move on the measure until Democrats and the Obama administration agree to include job-creating provisions. "They've not put forward anything with regard...

  • House passes Paul Ryan's budget plan

    The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that promises to balance the budget by cutting Democratic-championed programs like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Congress should consider contempt charge for former CIA deputy chief

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Congress should consider holding former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in contempt for repeatedly misleading Congress regarding the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. "Yes, we need to think about that," the South Carolina Republican told a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Unemployment benefits extension clears Senate but faces challenges in House

    The Senate on Monday evening passed legislation to temporarily extend long-term unemployment benefits that expired late last year, though the bill faces a rocky path in the House. The upper chamber approved the measure 59-38, with six Republicans siding with Democrats to support the measure,...

  • Supreme Court won't hear appeals on gay bias and campaign finance cases

    The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a New Mexico photography studio that refused to take wedding photos of a same-sex couple. In another significant denial, the court also Monday rejected a challenge to a longstanding ban on campaign contributions by corporations. Both rulings...

  • Critics attack Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion that the Internet will safeguard against campaign corruption

    Critics of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion that struck down overall limits on campaign contributions say he was wrong to assume the Internet is a sufficient substitute for government regulation. Roberts, who wrote the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v....



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