Jaime Herrera Beutler

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, her husband, Dan Beutler, and their baby, Abigail Rose Beutler, on July 23, 2013, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Herrera Beutler’s first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal, and a doctor said Monday, July 29, that the medical team is cautiously optimistic about the girl, who was born prematurely on July 15. Doctors had diagnosed a serious problem during the pregnancy called Potter Syndrome, in which impaired kidney function leads to low amniotic fluid. It is typically fatal because it prevents the unborn child’s lungs from developing. (AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler)

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker’s baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman’s infant survive a rare condition. In a break from his chamber’s often […]


Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. Aides to Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the leaders resumed talks Tuesday night and voiced optimism about striking an agreement Wednesday that could pass both houses of Congress and reach President Barack Obama's desk before Thursday, when the U.S. Treasury says it will begin running out of cash.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

FINALLY! Deal to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said congressional leaders would […]



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