Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor

House OKs coverage plans short of Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards […]

11/15/2013

Food stamp cuts kick in as Congress debates more

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program. Beginning in November, a […]

10/30/2013

From left, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. leaving the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, following a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the budget. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

House GOP, White House seeking end to budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs. Senior aides […]

10/11/2013

A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a car chase and shooting Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Woman killed in DC chase thought Obama communicated with her

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal […]

10/04/2013

This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics)

Mother says woman killed in DC chase was depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from postpartum depression, her […]

10/04/2013

Sebastian Ramirez, 27, of Austin, Texas, hikes out of the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)

Dems, GOP trade blame for government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes “the more families will […]

10/01/2013

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP)

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington […]

08/30/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner calls out Rep. King on immigration insult

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday elevated his criticism of fellow Republican Rep. Steve King over King’s suggestion that many unauthorized immigrants are drug runners, calling the comments “deeply offensive and wrong.” […]

07/25/2013

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House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn’t […]

07/23/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters just after the Republican majority passed legislation to replace the No Child Left Behind law, in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to replace ‘No Child’ education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Friday to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law for evaluating America’s students and schools, saying states and local school districts rather than Washington should be setting rules […]

07/19/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner backs bill for immigrants brought as kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children is “about basic fairness,” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, pointing to an emerging consensus among House Republicans as they […]

07/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he […]

07/16/2013

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