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  • 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 government regulation.
  • 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 Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...

    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...

    Commission identifies obstacles for African-Americans in federal workforce

    Despite decades of regulation, legislation and effort, obstacles continue to hinder equal employment opportunities for African-Americans in the federal workplace, a federal commission has reported. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said...