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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

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

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rubio reconnects with tea party activists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is renewing his outreach to tea party supporters and his advocacy for Republican causes as he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard-bearer. The shift comes […]

07/23/2013

In this July 17, 2013, file photo, Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., center, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., right, chairman of the House Education Committee, walk to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote to delay the individual and employer mandates of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Voters shifting right force House GOP to keep pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans feel growing pressure to steer firmly right on key issues, thanks to changes in primary-election politics that are complicating Congress’ ability to solve big problems. Independent research supports the belief […]

07/22/2013

People lie on the sidewalk simulating a crime scene to symbolize the death of over 2,200 migrants in the desert over the last 20 years during a protest outside the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Valeria Fernandez)

Immigration backers plan push for reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they’re already losing the fight. Congress’ monthlong August […]

07/19/2013

Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Senate clears hurdle for Labor secretary nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest margin Wednesday to end a filibuster against President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department, as this week’s agreement averting a poisonous partisan clash over […]

07/17/2013

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

House GOP seek delay in health care provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pressed ahead Wednesday on delaying key components of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, emboldened by the administration’s concession that requiring companies to provide coverage for their workers next […]

07/17/2013

In this Feb. 18, 2010, file photo, Liz Cheney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Republican

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney will run against Wyoming’s senior U.S. senator in next year’s Republican primary, her campaign said Tuesday. Cheney, 46, is the elder of Dick […]

07/16/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats struggled without success Monday night in marathon, closed-door talks to resolve the fate of several of President Barack Obama’s stalled appointees, a dispute that threatened what […]

07/15/2013

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To watch abortion debate, rules of decorum apply

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate requires everyone who enters the chamber to follow rules of decorum, the most basic of which is not to disrupt the senators at work. During the June 25 […]

07/12/2013

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Dems draw firm line on path to citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats say they will not agree to any immigration bill that lacks a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. Senators and House members […]

07/09/2013

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