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  • Todd Akin, in new book, says he should not have apologized for rape comments

    WASHINGTON Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says in a new book that he should not have apologized for controversial comments about rape and pregnancy during his 2012 race for U.S. Senate. "By asking the public at large for forgiveness, I was validating the...
  • House, Senate panels propose quick fix for near-bankrupt highway fund

    WASHINGTON House of Representatives and Senate committees approved plans Thursday to shore up the foundering highway trust fund through next May, but several business groups told lawmakers they want a longer-term solution by the end of this year. The...
  • Obama, Republicans in Congress spar over border crisis

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans on Thursday escalated their war of words over the border crisis as lawmakers began considering the White House's $3.7 billion funding request to address the problem. Even before the Senate...
  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters." The...
  • U.S. House Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans said on Thursday they intend to make President Barack Obama's changes to his signature health insurance law the focus of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing him of overstepping his legal...
  • Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis

    Battle lines hardened Thursday in Congress over how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts by Republicans — and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home...
  • Bill seeks to help reduce suicides among veterans

    WASHINGTON The mother of a decorated Marine who took his life moved from grief to action Thursday as she called on Congress to do more to help stem the spike in veterans' suicides. Susan Selke described the tragic saga of her son, Marine Corps Sgt....
  • Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

    Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate. Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • Officers, Agents Will Not Be Charged In Miriam Carey's Shooting

    The Secret Service agents and U.S. Capitol Police officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of Stamford resident Miriam Carey in October will not face criminal charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said Thursday. The...
  • Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the...