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The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
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At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation's largest jail system.
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and about 120 other investors out of more than $35 million, according to court papers.
Former congresswoman Gabby Gifford's political action committees will play an active role in House and Senate races next year in a push to "change the map" in Congress.
Smack dab in the middle of this jolly holiday season, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus set political tongues wagging when he told radio bomb-thrower Hugh Hewitt that the party's oppo-research machine is already combing through the metaphorical trash of a certain blond Democratic presidential possible.
Court papers show a Florida congressman lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and more than 100 other people out of money.
A youngster critically wounded in a shooting, volunteer advocates and elected officials are kicking off an "acts of kindness" week in Connecticut to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
Despite the House leadership's refusal to bring it up for a vote, a federal bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination isn't dead yet in the eyes of a South Bay congressman.
A proposal to name a southern Nevada peak after former President Ronald Reagan has been derailed.
A day after arriving home to California, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea said Sunday that he was well-fed and kept comfortable in a hotel room, not a jail cell.
The second-ranking Senate Democrat said Sunday that extending unemployment benefits won't necessarily be a sticking point for his party in budget negotiations, though he hopes they are included.
In the five years since Congress imposed a 2015 deadline for all railroads to implement new safety systems to prevent collisions and derailments like the one that killed four people in the Bronx last week, Metro-North Railroad and its parent agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, have been slow to embrace the technology and have led ... (more)
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Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
Connecticut U.S. senators are stepping up pressure on Metro-North Railroad to revamp safety systems after federal transportation regulators ordered the commuter train operator to take emergency measures in the wake of a derailment that killed four people in the Bronx this week.