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  • Rep. Charles Rangel, 84, tries humor to fend off younger challengers

    It was Rep. Charles Rangel's turn to speak in a debate against two rivals hoping to end the New York Democrat's 44-year congressional career. Instead of addressing the audience, though, the 84-year-old Rangel casually picked up his phone, pretended to...
  • New Law Will Allow Connecticut Adoptees To Get Access To Birth Certificates

    On July 1, 2015, Marco Vasi hopes to learn the name he was born with. Vasi, 27, of Trumbull, was adopted as an infant and has grown up knowing only basic, non-identifying information about his birth parents. Lack of biological background information...
  • Kevin McCarthy elected Republican House majority leader

    Kevin McCarthy elected Republican House majority leader
    Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday chose Kevin McCarthy of California as the chamber's next majority leader, a Republican aide announced. McCarthy, currently the party's No. 3 leader in the House, defeated Representative Raul...
  • Border agency's watchdog under investigation for cover-up

    WASHINGTON The internal affairs division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is being investigated for falsifying documents, intentionally misplacing employee complaints and bungling misconduct reports as part of a cover-up to mask its failure to curb...
  • More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed

    More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Palm Beach County. In five of the nine districts that represent the county, the incumbents were unopposed. Four will see Democrats re-elected, and in...
  • Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives

    Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study...
  • New House GOP leadership blends party's different political camps

    WASHINGTON House Republicans on Thursday recast their leadership, electing California's Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana's Steve Scalise to the second- and third-ranking positions. In secret ballots among the 233 Republicans in the House of Representatives,...
  • Possible removal of Wehr's Dam questioned

    Possible removal of Wehr's Dam questioned
    A local blogger and candidate for the state House of Representatives is speaking out against the possible removal of the 110-year-old Wehr's Dam on Jordan Creek in South Whitehall Township. Michael Molovinsky, a South Whitehall resident, addressed the...
  • Can Kevin McCarthy instill a California mind-set in his House GOP colleagues?

    The meteoric rise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to House majority leader, the second-highest position behind Speaker John A. Boehner, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. He was elected to Congress just eight years ago and hasn't even chaired a subcommittee,...
  • Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'

    Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'
    Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans. Shortly after the private White House session,...
  • Despite some 2014 successes, tea party is fading as a brand

    COLUMBUS, Miss. He's just the kind of candidate the tea party likes: deeply conservative, an outsider, and a challenge to the Washington establishment. Yet Chris McDaniel rarely utters the words "tea party" as he campaigns against Sen. Thad Cochran, R-...