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2 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican, Kay Granger, Representative John Fleming, Jeff Sessions

6 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Eric Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News

8 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

Congressman John Mica, a Florida Republican, convened a hearing Thursday of a Transportation subcommittee.

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Related Topix: John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, Drugs, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat

12 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Neshoba County, MS

16 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash

In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp speaks in Wichita, Kan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Kansas, Wichita, KS, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Republic

Congress cooperates - and fights - as recess nears

Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.

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Related Topix: US News, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, Barack Obama, Kansas City, MO, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat

KEPR CBS 19

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Candice Miller, Republican, John Boehner, Representative Paul Broun, Scott Garrett, Representative Steve Stockman

Star-Telegram.com

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney, Claire McCaskill, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

Brandon Sun

Ex-IRS official in tea party controversy called conservatives 'crazies' and profanity in email

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US Politics, Dave Camp

Bradenton.com

Debate on GMO labeling moves to Kansas House race

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican who represents Kansas, introduced federal legislation in April that would prohibit states from requiring mandatory labeling of bio-engineered foods.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, Jerry Moran, Agriculture, Science

The Macon Telegraph

House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US News, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Frustrated governor writes Obama about border kids

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam expressed frustration with the Obama administration's decision to place 760 unaccompanied minors in his state without notification.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nathan Deal, Republican, Autos

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KOAT-TV

More VA employees told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, White City, OR, Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US Politics

KCRA-TV Sacramento

House GOP leaders unveil smaller border bill

Struggling to come up with enough votes to pass a funding bill to address the southern border crisis, House Republican leaders further scaled-back their proposal on Tuesday, unveiling a $659 million measure aimed at bringing conservatives on board.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, Barack Obama

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The department will decide whether any discipline is warranted based on the recommendations of the school's academic review board, Provost Lance Betros said.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, United States Army War College, US Politics, Republican, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Veteran Affairs

Cybercast News Service

Obama dining with 4 Kansas City letter writers

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, Representative Steve Scalise

Lexington Herald-Leader

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Virginia

KSTP

With Israel at War, US Lawmakers Give Full Support

Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Palestine, IL, John Boehner, Republican, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz

News Observer

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicare, Health, Retirement, US News, US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KRON 4

Strip Club Endorses Democratic Pastor for Congress

An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Phoenix, AZ

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