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Tag, You're It: House GOP Leaders Pressure Paul Ryan To Enter Speaker Race

Friday, October 09, 2015

Republican leaders met to try and resolve their differences Friday after their election for a new speaker dissolved following the sudden withdrawal of the frontrunner, Kevin McCarthy.

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Rep. McCarthy Stuns Colleagues By Pulling Out Of Leadership Election

Friday, October 09, 2015

House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly pulled out of the race for speaker of the House. The election is off until House Republicans can coalesce around a new candidate.

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McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race, Throwing GOP Leadership Into Chaos

Thursday, October 08, 2015

This post was updated at 4:25 p.m.

In a shocking move Thursday afternoon, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pulled out of the race for speaker of the House, throwing the GOP leadership race into chaos and confusion.

According to Republican congressmen coming out of the caucus meeting — ...

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Congress Passes Funding Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Congress passed a bill Wednesday funding the government through mid-December. The bill does not restrict federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

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Boehner To Step Down From Often Thankless Job. What's Next For His Successor?

Friday, September 25, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner will resign his leadership position at October's end; he also plans to resign his seat in the House. What does this mean for Congress, as a possible federal shutdown looms?

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Pope Francis Speaks Before Joint Meeting Of Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis delivered a speech before a joint meeting of Congress Thursday. The speech comes at a time when Congress is so divided over the issue of abortion that the government coul...

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House Passes Two Abortion-Related Measures Aimed At Planned Parenthood

Friday, September 18, 2015

The House passed two controversial measures Friday aimed at satisfying conservative Republicans in an uproar over videos alleging Planned Parenthood profits from fetal tissue.

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GOP Strategizes Over Planned Parenthood; Government Shutdown Looms

Friday, September 18, 2015

The House on Friday will vote on two measures aimed at satisfying conservative Republicans in an uproar about sting videos alleging Planned Parenthood harvests and shares aborted fetal tissue.

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Senate Democrats Block Measure To Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Senate blocked a measure to reject the Iran nuclear deal Thursday. Meanwhile, the House is working on a parallel, but separate, legislative track to voice Republican opposition to the Iran deal.

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House Republicans Change Strategy On Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Congress returned to Washington for what was supposed to be a meaty debate on the Iran nuclear deal. But that plan has been hijacked by wrangling over a debate process in both chambers of Congress.

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After A 5-Week Recess, Congress To Start Debate On Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Congress is to take up the Iran nuclear deal and the national budget. Concerns, however, over Planned Parenthood funding may prevent Congress from coming to a consensus any time soon.

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Lobbyists Spending Millions To Sway The Undecided On Iran Deal

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The groups' targets? Democrats undecided on whether to accept or reject the deal when they vote this fall. The campaigns include tens of millions of dollars spent on TV ads in nearly two dozen states.

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Planned Parenthood Opponents Talk Government Shutdown After Bill Fails

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

An effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, but the fight isn't over. That was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.

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Obama Administration Officials Defend Iran Nuclear Deal Before Senate

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Secretaries Kerry, Munoz and Lew defend the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill Thursday before a panel that includes several skeptical lawmakers, including two Republican presidential candidates.

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Father Of Slain San Francisco Woman Testifies Before Congress

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Senators heard emotional testimony Tuesday from the father of a San Francisco woman allegedly killed by a man who entered the U.S. illegally and had been deported five times. Her case...

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Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lawmakers in Congress have 60 days to review the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR looks at the agreement's prospects on Capitol Hill.

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Friday, July 03, 2015

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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Senate Votes To Push Forward White House Trade Plans

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Senate cleared a big hurdle Tuesday in an elaborate plan crafted by Republican leaders to get President Obama what he wants on trade, despite significant opposition from Democrats.

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Republicans Don't Have A Plan Yet To Replace Obamacare Subsidies

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

As the Supreme Court edges closer to issuing an opinion that could deal a blow to the federal health exchange operating in more than 30 states, Democrats have sounded a warning to their colleagues on the other side: Be careful what you wish for.

If GOP lawmakers get the court ...

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Under New Rules, NSA To Again Access Americans' Phone Records

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The new rules rely on phone companies to collect the data. The altered approach was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, matching a version the House passed to update the Patriot Act.

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