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  • Analysis: What the House GOP's abortion bill about-face really means

    WASHINGTON A significant contingent of women and moderate members of the House Republican Conference prevailed Wednesday, convincing GOP leadership that the political blowback for voting to ban abortions after 20 weeks could far outweigh any favor curried...
  • 'Toughest border security bill ever' sets table for piecemeal strategy

    WASHINGTON The House is set to vote next week on what some Republicans are proudly calling "the toughest border security bill ever." But once the roll is called and the measure is passed, then what? Not yet a month into the 114th Congress, Republican...
  • Mitch McConnell, Miles O'Brien: weekend guests

    Mitch McConnell, Miles O'Brien: weekend guests
    UPDATED: Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be a guest on "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon Sunday on CNN. A panel on the new 114th Congress features Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Rep.-elect Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; and Rep.-...
  • Boycott or not? Democrats face choice on Benghazi investigation

    House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog? Rank-and-...
  • U.S. Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested during immigration protest

    U.S. Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested during immigration protest
    WASHINGTON — Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois were among several members of Congress arrested Tuesday outside the Capitol in a protest that called for the House to take up immigration reform, which stalled after passing the...
  • Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS

    Anti-gay-marriage group says it was targeted by IRS
    A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a campaign...
  • House officials under inquiry

    A Congressional ethics body is investigating whether campaign contributions to Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and seven other congressmen influenced their votes on last year's financial regulatory reform bill. Campbell's spokesman confirmed Thursday that...
  • Irvine congressman target of ethics probe

    Irvine congressman target of ethics probe
    A government ethics panel has pushed for a deeper look into the timing of a fundraiser by Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and his vote on the recent financial regulation overhaul, his office confirmed Wednesday. The Office of Congressional Ethics referred...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Brookhaven???s Democratic supervisor, Brian Foley, running for the state Senate seat of veteran Republican Caesar Trunzo, saying he will ???bring a new level of energy??? to...
  • DNC: Biden, the Catholic vote, and watching his words

     
    Forget foreign policy. Biden???s religion and working-class roots may prove a plus.Or, at least that seems to be the calculus. Before the wee-hours announcement, but after many Democratic insiders departed New York for the convention, some party members...
  • Citigroup gave $$ to signers of Mets' stadium letter

     
    By now it is well known that Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to demand Citigroup cancel its $400 million, 20-year deal to put its name on the new New York Mets......