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James P. McGovern

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  • Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid...
  • Massachusetts members of Congress split on cameras in courts

    One is serving two life sentences after a 2013 racketeering conviction tied him to 11 murders and other gangland crimes in the 1970s and '80s. The other has acknowledged taking part in the Boston Marathon bombing. The crimes shocked Boston, but with...
  • Massachusetts delegation divided on Netanyahu speech

    Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republican leaders to address a joint session of Congress. Two House members — Reps....
  • Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion

    Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion
    U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion. Statement...
  • Obama, Congress may find common ground on fighting Islamic State

    President Obama and Republican lawmakers are renewing efforts to officially authorize the fight against Islamic State terrorists, an issue that could become one of the earliest areas of cooperation between the White House and the new GOP-led Congress....
  • State Rep. Candidate McGovern Member Of Sandy Hook Hoax Group

    State Rep. Candidate McGovern Member Of Sandy Hook Hoax Group
    A candidate running for state Representative is a member of a closed Facebook group that claims the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which 20 children and six adults were killed was a hoax. James McGovern, the Republican challenger...
  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • The commander in chief should not also be the 'decider in chief'

     The commander in chief should not also be the 'decider in chief'
    Just before leaving for summer recess at the end of July, the House of Representatives turned to the issue of Iraq. Throughout June, President Obama had steadily increased the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq from an initial 275 to nearly 800. Military...
  • Many in Congress not sold on Obama's Islamic State strategy

    Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration's broader strategy to confront...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES A Healthy You & Carol Alt  This new...
  • How does a $36 food-stamps cut look on the kitchen table?

    How does a $36 food-stamps cut look on the kitchen table?
    WASHINGTON--More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps awoke on Friday to deal with the harsh reality that their benefits will decrease because emergency payments from the federal government to stimulate the economy have expired. That...