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US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

Boehner: It’s an emergency, where’s the Senate?

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says the nation is facing a budget emergency and the Senate, like the House, should be in session to help avert a government shutdown. The Ohio Republican on […]

09/30/2013

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Obamacare dispute sends gov’t to brink of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. […]

09/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, accompanied by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, express their frustration after the Senate passed a bill to fund the government, but stripped it of the defund "Obamacare" language as crafted by House Republicans, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shutdown looming: Senate and House still at odds

WASHINGTON (AP) – Time running short, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed legislation Friday that would avert a partial government shutdown early next week. But the measure faced a swift demise in the House at the hands […]

09/27/2013

David House poses with his laptop computer at his Somerville, Mass. home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New details in how the feds take laptops at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department’s practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or […]

09/09/2013

In this 2011 photo provided by the Pine Bluff Commercial, Monroe Isadore poses for photos on his 105th birthday in Pine Bluff, Ark. Authorities in Arkansas halted a standoff on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, when they shot and killed Isadore, 107, who opened fire at them. (AP Photo/Courtesy Pine Bluff Commercial)

Questions persist about standoff death of man, 107

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — When the time came to move 107-year-old Monroe Isadore to a new home, police say he resisted and barricaded himself inside. Authorities tried using a camera to monitor him, along […]

09/09/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Post-Romney, some in GOP reject advice to moderate

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, many senior Republicans concluded the party must moderate its image on issues such as immigration and reproductive rights. But some GOP lawmakers have done the opposite. They […]

08/06/2013

Student loans

Differences small between student loan bills

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House is set to go along with a bipartisan Senate compromise that would link college students’ interest rates to the financial markets and offer borrowers lower rates this fall. The Senate […]

07/28/2013

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

Harry Reid, US Senator of Nevada and Senate Majority leader

Immigration, student loans top congressional plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returned Monday to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation’s […]

07/08/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire destroyed 53 structures

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Shawn Rollman said Thursday that crews were able […]

06/07/2013

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