Chuck Grassley

Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Abortion coverage for Congress under health law?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s an issue lawmakers may not want to have to explain at town hall meetings back home: An attempt to fix a problem with the new health care law has created a […]

08/16/2013

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White House floats health care fix for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tossed back in the lap of Congress a prickly political question involving health insurance for staffers and lawmakers themselves. Proposed regulations issued Wednesday say lawmakers’ offices should individually […]

08/07/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, where she told  reporters that Congress has too much critical, unfinished work to be leaving for a five-week recess.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Health care fix spares insurance hike for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a forthcoming fix from the Obama administration, American taxpayers will continue paying for most of the health benefit costs for members of Congress and their aides who are being marshaled into […]

08/02/2013

In this June 11, 2013 file photo, B. Todd Jones of  Minnesota, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Senate ready for showdown on Obama pick for ATF

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is ready for a showdown on President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in a battle that carries echoes of this year’s gun […]

07/31/2013

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Senators push for quicker generic drug access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators want to do away with the agreements that pharmaceutical companies make with one another to keep lower-priced generic copies of brand-name drugs off the market. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of […]

07/23/2013

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IRS draws new criticism over $70M employee bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses. The Obama administration has ordered agencies […]

06/19/2013

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Senators tackle student visas in immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weighing amendments to a sweeping immigration bill have agreed to boost security provisions around student visas. Lawmakers said they were taking the step in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. A […]

05/14/2013

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Boston bombing suspects considered July 4 attack

BOSTON (AP) — A mortuary familiar with Muslim services will handle funeral arrangements for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a gunbattle with police after an intense manhunt, a funeral director said […]

05/03/2013

Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Immigration bill would boost security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation would help authorities to know who is in the country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday, as supporters of a system overhaul marshaled arguments against opponents.

04/23/2013

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Tempers flare at immigration hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.

04/22/2013

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