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Congress set to OK bill renewing anti-violence law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans appeared resigned Thursday to accepting an ambitious expansion of the Violence Against Women Act that would bring gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native Americans under its protective umbrella.

02/28/2013

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Stormy issue of Sandy aid settles down in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among congressional Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims.

01/16/2013

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Face of the new Congress

(AP) – A closer look finds that Congress is undergoing some of the changes that have altered the face of America in general, with women and minorities playing increasingly more prominent roles.

01/03/2013

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

House re-elects Boehner speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.

01/03/2013

Obama talks about fiscal cliff deal reached (CNN Video)

Obama lauds House vote on ‘fiscal cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation’s tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the “fiscal cliff” deal approved in Congress.

01/01/2013

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Congress completes $633B defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $633 billion defense bill for next year that would tighten penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions and bulk up security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.

12/21/2012

House approves student immigrant plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved legislation to offer green cards to foreign students with advanced degrees, but only after a partisan fight that portends trouble when Congress attempts a wholesale immigration overhaul next […]

11/30/2012

Senate backs quick withdrawal from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has voted to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

The 62-33 vote on Thursday reflected the nation’s war-weariness after more than a decade of fighting.

11/29/2012

Mailing a letter to cost a penny more next year

  WASHINGTON (AP) — It’ll cost another penny to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1-cent increase in […]

10/11/2012

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