Democratic Party (United States)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — There hasn’t been a government shutdown in nearly two decades, but senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finding trickier-than-usual obstacles in their path as they try to come up with must-do legislation […]

07/26/2013

In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, and White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer react to a reporter's question as they leave the Treasury Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

White House slams House GOP plan for immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House senior adviser is accusing the House GOP of “cruel hypocrisy” for contemplating legal status for unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — without also legalizing their parents. […]

07/23/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas gov. calls 2nd special session on abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called a second special session of the Texas Legislature to pass widespread abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-largest state, after the first attempt by Republicans died […]

06/26/2013

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Hundreds protest Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – More than 600 women’s rights protesters crowded into the Texas Capitol on Sunday to watch Democrats begin a series of parliamentary maneuvers to stop the Republican majority from passing some of […]

06/23/2013

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Ohio lawmaker seeks money for 3 captive women

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker wants the state to provide years of relief payments and a free ride to college for three Cleveland women abducted and held in captivity for about a decade. State […]

06/04/2013

US Senator of New Jersey Frank Lautenberg (AP Photo)

Obama says Lautenberg improved Americans’ lives

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Sen. Frank Lautenberg as a proud citizen of New Jersey who fought to keep America’s promise alive as a senator. Obama says in a statement that […]

06/03/2013

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Fertility care would be covered for seriously ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance companies would be required to pay for fertility treatments for patients battling cancer and other serious diseases under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. Cancer patients can require […]

05/29/2013

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Calif. bill would prohibit ticket-buying software

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Music and sports fans would have one less obstacle in buying tickets to popular events under a bill advancing through the California Legislature. Legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan of Sacramento […]

05/23/2013

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Calif. bill would limit local immigrant detentions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly has approved legislation that would limit when local law enforcement officers could detain someone for an immigration check. The so-called Trust Act by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San […]

05/16/2013

New York City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn (AP Photo)

NYC mayoral candidate reveals bulimia struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says she struggled in the past with bulimia and alcoholism. Speaking Tuesday at Barnard College, Quinn said her binging and […]

05/14/2013

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House approves bill to change overtime pay law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Wednesday approved a measure that would give private sector workers the option of trading overtime pay for extra time off weeks or months later. The bill, approved on […]

05/08/2013

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Governor signs bill to speed up gun seizures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding the ability of state agents to seize firearms from nearly 20,000 Californians who are not allowed to have them. They collectively own more than […]

05/01/2013

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