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1 hr ago | Washington Post

House GOP leaders spike border bill rather than see it defeated

House Speaker John A. Boehner speaks to the media during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on July 31. House Republican leaders pulled Speaker John A. Boehner's slimmed-down legislation to address the brewing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border amid a conservative revolt over the fact the $659 million proposal did not address the core causes ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Harold Rogers

1 hr ago | The Washington Post

House GOP spikes border bill rather than see it defeated

House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on July 31. House Republican leaders pulled Speaker John A. Boehner's slimmed-down legislation to address the brewing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border amid a conservative revolt over the fact the $659 million proposal did not address the core causes of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Eric Cantor

5 hrs ago | Roll Call

HOH: Seersucker Fashion: Capito and Ros-Lehtinen Clash

Republican Reps. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, a pair often seen hanging out together on the House floor, exchanged fierce words Wednesday over appropriate footwear for Seersucker Day.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Shelley Moore Capito, US News

7 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Israel Uses Palestinians as Human Shields but US Lawmakers Condemn Hamas

A market in the Shujaiya district of Gaza City was attacked by Israel yesterday; at least 17 people were killed.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Terrorism

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KSL-TV

House panel calls on China to end organ harvesting

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee endorsed on Wednesday a resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners.

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Related Topix: Religion, Falun Gong, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eliot Engel, Democrat

CBS Local

Florida Politicians Applaud Travel Sanctions On Venezuelan Officials

An announcement by the U.S. Secretary of State concerning new sanctions on two dozen high-ranking Venezuelan officials linked to human rights abuses was met with party line reaction by some of Florida's top politicians.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Representative Joe Garcia

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Miami Herald

Cuba escapes UN sanctions in North Korean weapons transport scheme

The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, North Korea, Asia, Asia Travel, North Korea Travel, Travel, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics,

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Groups argue Florida must hold statewide election

A coalition challenging Florida's current congressional map argues that the state may have to hold statewide elections for two of its 27 congressional seats.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Representative Joe Garcia, US News

Roll Call

Trent Lott: Happiest Man Alive Over Return of Senate Seersucker Day

The man who created Seersucker Day back in the late 1990s has been on a bit of a tear ever since the Senate ditched the tradition two years ago.

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Related Topix: Trent Lott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy

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U.S. works to give $225M to Israel

Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, US House of Representatives

The Miami Herald

Legislators meet with Cuban activist's wife

Republican legislators Mario Diaz Balart and Ileana Ros Lehtinen, as well as Democrat Joe Garcia, will meet Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera Tuesday in Washington.

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Related Topix: Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Washington Examiner

This August, House Republicans should 'Occupy the Capitol': Examiner Editorial

Congress is scheduled to begin its August recess next week. In most years, August is a time when Americans can breathe easy as Washington politicians suspend their usual routines for a few weeks.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, John Cornyn, Opinion

Politico

Cruz, Gillibrand team up on Hamas

Sens. Ted Cruz and Kirsten Gillibrand united on Monday to push a resolution condemning Hamas in its war against Israel, building on their burgeoning bipartisan alliance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, Terrorism

Common Dreams

In 'Ugly' Resolution, US Politicians Back Israel's Assault on Gaza

As the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to climb, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a symbolic resolution - backed by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee-blaming Hamas for the bloodshed and condemning them for the alleged use of "human shields."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Terrorism, Palestinian Territories, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reps. Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart urge UN to place Cubans involved...

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart led a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mario Diaz-Balart, North Korea, Asia, Democrat, Representative Albio Sires, Representative Jeff Duncan

Fri Jul 25, 2014

GretaWire

Thank you to Mark Tapscott of The Washington Examiner for talking...

Thank you to Mark Tapscott of The Washington Examiner for talking about this issue - this is a critical issue about a humanitarian crisis on our border and our leaders doing what?! I don't get it - they all say it is a humanitarian crisis and then take their vacations - even though it is THEIR JOBS to handle it! If our leaders won't do the right ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Washington Examiner

Greta Van Susteren to GOP: Skip the recess, fix border crisis

Yet Congress is about to go on vacation for a month -- to campaign, fundraise, cut negative advertisements and otherwise convince the public that their distaste for politicians is well-founded.

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Related Topix: US News, Greta Van Susteren, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Could Rep. Polis Try to Push Gay Anti-Discrimination Bill to House Floor for Vote?

Polis is now attempting to change the religious exemption to make it more restrictive by using the language from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , so the exemption would be limited to actual religious institutions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Tails of Heroism: Military Dogs Take to Capitol Hill

Decorated veterans, both human and canine, went to Congress yesterday to advocate for the reunification of military dogs and their handlers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Gus Bilirakis

Kansas City InfoZine

NGO Workers Testify About Struggles After Egyptian Convictions

"It is unclear whether that applies in the United States, so I need to read the fine print when I apply for a loan or sign a rental agreement, visa or job application.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ray LaHood

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