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Tom Coburn's 'Wastebook' highlights $25B in wacky spending

[caption id="attachment_5178" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Tom Coburn is going out with a bang. The retiring Oklahoma senator released his final annual Wastebook, highlighting 100 of the most outlandish government expenditure ...

Republicans caution that Senate control has limits

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority in the Nov. 4 election, joining the Republican-run House against a Democrati ...

Democrat Senate blocks effort to stop Obama on immigration

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to prevent President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration. Sens. Jeff Sessions of ...

Kerry: No U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry stressed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday the United States would send no ground troops to the conflict in Iraq and Syria. "U.S. ground troops will not be sent into combat in this conflict. Instead, th ...

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 ...


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