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Sen. Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate ...

Harry Reid says 'I will force a vote'' on Lynch nomination

The tense political struggle to make Loretta Lynch the next US attorney general threatened to break into all-out partisan warfare on Thursday, as Senate minority leader Harry Reid broke out a new procedure to force a vote on the heated nomination, wh ...

House votes to repeal federal estate tax, White House threatens veto

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances. Repub ...

Massachusetts Democrats voice unhappiness with Pelosi

[caption id="attachment_36167" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts say Rep. Nancy Pelosi should change her leadership style— or even step down — after big electoral losse ...

GOP senator says he'll support Lynch's AG nomination

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]CHICAGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said Thursday that he'll vote for Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general, removing doubts that she' ...

Hateful Obama rhetoric against Netanyahu making Jewish lawmakers uncomfortable

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The Congress members issued the demand last week at a meeting with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, Politico reported Sunday. Some Jewish House Democrats ...

Rep Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped clean email server

[caption id="attachment_31400" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy said the House Select Committee on Benghazi received information from Hillary Clinton's lawyer indicating she permanently de ...

Harry Reid won't run again

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate ne ...

House passes $3.8T budget with little-used 'queen' rule

[caption id="attachment_7236" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a massive budget near $4 trillion for the coming fiscal year by invoking a rarely used co ...

Gowdy to Hillary: Turn over the server

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent a letter ...


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