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House passes bill to stop 'welfare for weed'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill ...

Democrat Sen. Cantwell threatens NFL over Redskins' name

[caption id="attachment_34282" align="alignright" width="300"] Sen. Maria Cantwell (D)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and ...

Poll: Trust in Congress, Supreme Court hits new lows

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Trust in the U.S. executive branch has dropped to its lowest point in President Obama's tenure, a Gallup poll released Monday reported. Only 43 percent of those surve ...

Some lawmakers skeptical of ISIS plan

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON -- White House officials met with lawmakers in closed-door meetings on Capitol Hill yesterday to drum up support for President Obama's plan to destroy the ...

Congressman says Ferguson police are 'outside armed force'

WASHINGTON -- The Ferguson Police Department is an "outside armed force," Rep. William Lacy Clay. D-St. Louis says. The congressman made that observation in a speech on the House of Representatives floor earlier this week about the Aug. 9 shooting de ...

GOP Senator Seeks New Authority Against Terrorists

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic ...

McCaskill plans hearings on militarization of police

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Thursday she will hold hearings sometime in September "to examine the militarization of local police departments" in the wake of the police response in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brow ...

51 percent disapprove of their own congressional representative

More than half of U.S. voters disapprove of the performance of their own congressional representative, a record high for the ABC/Washington Post poll. The poll, released Tuesday, shows that 51 percent of people gave their representative low marks; th ...

House panel condemns Obama for swapping terrorists for Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The Republican-led Armed Servi ...

House bill for unaccompanied illegal alien minors much less than requested

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]House Republicans on Tuesday put forward their version of an emergency funding bill that offers a fraction of the funds requested by the Obama administration to handl ...


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