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1 hr ago | The News Tribune

Congress votes final passage on highway bill

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Barack Obama

1 hr ago | Rock Hill Herald

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

Faring far better, a bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate and were sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Strategic Defense Initiative, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Tom Coburn, John Boehner, US Senate

4 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

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, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Representative John Fleming, Jeff Sessions

8 hrs ago | Sunherald.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, US House of Representatives, Drugs, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat

10 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: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News

11 hrs ago | Mashable

CIA Admits It Searched Senate Computers

The CIA inspector general has found that CIA employees acted improperly when they searched Senate computers while the Senate was investigating the CIA's detention program.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Saxby Chambliss, US News

13 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Mississippi's Senate candidates to appear together

And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen. Such is the draw of the Neshoba County Fair, an annual social gathering and political confab in the red clay hills of Mississippi.

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

18 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, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Kansas, Wichita, KS, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

22 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo shows Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Business News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

MilitaryCity.com

General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), US News, US Senate, US Politics, John McCain

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, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Claire McCaskill, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

KMIZ

Democrats, Republicans spar over Obama lawsuit

The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Greg Walden, Representative Andy Harris

CBS News

Lois Lerner called Republicans "crazies" in email

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

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Dave Camp

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Senator Mark Begich

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

As the U.S. Highway Trust Fund skids toward an August 1 money shortage, the Senate decided Tuesday to keep the issue in limbo at least a day or two more.

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Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Bob Corker

WKXW-FM Trenton

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

The yearlong investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a portrait of inspection delays, government errors in risk assessment and industry loopholes in a $595 million terror prevention program passed by Congress in 2006.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Terrorism, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Tom Carper

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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, US House of Representatives, Autos

KCCI-TV Des Moines

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, US House of Representatives, US Politics

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, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Veteran Affairs

USA Today

Obama team: Delay in climate rules will hurt economy

President Obama's team issued a report Tuesday saying that climate change will damage the long-term unless it is checked in the short-term.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News

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