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  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy's journey from In-N-Out Burger to millions in fundraising

    Congressman Kevin McCarthy's journey from In-N-Out Burger to millions in fundraising
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy celebrated his first election to Congress at an In-N-Out Burger, sipping sodas from paper cups at Formica tables with his wife and children. The understated evening fit perfectly into the Bakersfield Republican's image as the son of a firefighter who started his first business, a deli, with proceeds from a winning lottery ticket.
  • Lawmakers seek to end the muzzling of consumers by some businesses

    Increasingly threatened by the prospect of bad reviews on Yelp and similar websites, some companies have a message for customers: Shut up — or else. You might not know it, but you could be giving up your right to criticize a business publicly if...

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...

    Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola

    Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola
    Top health officials warned Friday that additional restrictions on travel to the U.S. from countries infected with Ebola would only cause the deadly disease to proliferate overseas and remain a global threat. The remarks at a congressional hearing in...

    House GOP switches gears on debt ceiling, tries blackmail

    House GOP switches gears on debt ceiling, tries blackmail
    Late Tuesday, the chatty Sen. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss to his kids at home: “Green Eggs and Ham.” On Thursday, House Republicans took a page from another Seuss classic: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”   Frustrated by the...