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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 ...

Democrats make it clear that money for abortion more important than curbing human trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure. The outcome left the fate of the legislation uncer ...

McConnell threatens to hold up Loretta Lynch nomination

[caption id="attachment_2361" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday that he won't hold a confirmation vote for North Carolina native Loretta Lynch as attorney general bef ...

Congress: Who has time to read these bills?

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress can get so busy that senators and their staffs don't always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and letters they sign - or so it seeme ...

Gowdy: Benghazi panel will call Clinton 'at least twice'

[caption id="attachment_23703" align="alignright" width="300"] Hillary Clinton testifies at previous hearing on Benghazi. (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Lib ...

Democrats melt down over congressional letter to Iran

[caption id="attachment_3491" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]"In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which Senators wrote directly to advise another country," the vice president sai ...

Sen. Rand Paul and others to introduce federal medical marijuana bill

[caption id="attachment_22290" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will introduce a federal medical marijuana bill on Tuesday. The ...

GOP senators warn that Obama-Iran deal can be revoked by next president

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forty-seven Republican senators warned Monday that any agreement the Obama administration strikes with Iran to limit Tehran's nuclear program may b ...

Senate Democrats block override of Obama's Keystone veto

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confron ...


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