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Senator Elizabeth Warren announced today that she will introduce a measure to forbid employers from requiring credit histories on job applicants.
U.S. Rep. Tom Latham announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election in 2014, creating a potentially competitive race for a seat that likely would have favored the 10-term Iowa Republican.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah will not run for an eighth term in Congress next year, the congressman announced Tuesday.
Year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked deep Republican misgivings about slicing military retirement benefits.
A 787 Boeing Dreamliner assembly line in Seattle, Washington state. Boeing is casting its eye across the US for new production facilities - now Washington State officials are courting its arch-rival Airbus.
After a huge tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs this spring and demolished two elementary schools, killing seven children, a longtime legislator thought the time was ripe for the state to act on a well-known problem.
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Once a solidly Republican bastion of Northern snowbirds and conservative retirees, this stretch of coastal beach towns and sprawling subdivisions has moved toward the political middle.
Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another.
This photo taken Dec. 11, 2013 shows House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Senate supporters of a bipartisan budget compromise that aims to prevent another shutdown moved close Monday to securing the votes they need to clear a crucial upcoming test vote after several conservative Republicans announced their support.
The House Ethics Committee is launching a formal investigation into a Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor cocaine possession charge last month.
It was smooth sailing in the House, but things are looking much tighter in the Senate for a bipartisan budget proposal that aims to avert another government shutdown and relax sweeping forced spending cuts.
Some nations are seeking to tighten the flow of data after reports this fall of the National Security Agency conducting massive information-gathering efforts abroad.
People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough even as they acknowledge it does little.
In this photo provided by Jamey Jacob, Zac Zaloudek, left, Fred Keating, seated, and Ryan Gifford, engineering students at Oklahoma State University, track an unmanned aerial vehicle on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at OSU's unmanned aircraft flight station in Stillwater, Okla.