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2 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Rep. Eric Cantor officially steps down as House Majority Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, John Boehner

6 hrs ago | Roll Call

Unemployment Extension: Still Dead

Kevin McCarthy of Boonsboro, Md., speaks about his troubles living without an unemployment insurance extension during a rally on the House steps of the Capitol on May 6. Long-term unemployed people still wondering if Congress will act on an unemployment extension restoring benefits for millions before going home for the August recess are going to ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, Democrat

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Whata s next for same-sex marriage in Virginia?

Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban and Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of the advocacy group Freedom to Marry , joined me for a live chat.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Rare Beltway Bipartisanship: Bashing Japan Trade Policy

It's hard to get Republicans and Democrats to team up on anything these days in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Devin Nunes, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Rangel, Democrat

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Fox News

Senate poised to follow House by approving post-scandal VA overhaul

The House approved a $17 billion package Wednesday aimed at fixing the scandal-scarred Department of Veterans Affairs, boosting the chances that Congress can finalize the bipartisan legislation before lawmakers leave for the August recess.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Medicine, Nursing, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

The Washington Post

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

Palestinian mourners carry the body of their loved one, killed on an Israeli strike in Shijaiyah neighbourhood, out of the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital, during the funeral, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, Barack Obama

National Public Radio

Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Eighteen-year-old Anna went off to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York last year, where she says she was raped 16 days into her freshman year.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Claire McCaskill

Chicago Tribune

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit will allow House lawyers to draft legal documents over a five-week summer recess starting on Friday.


Related Topix: US News, Pete Sessions, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law


Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.


Related Topix: Tax, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

USA Today

BIll aims to crack down on campus sexual assault

BIll aims to crack down on campus sexual assault Bipartisan group of 8 senators calls for legislation to 'hold both perpetrators and institutions accountable' Check out this story on Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is one of eight senators proposing legislation Wednesday to curb sexual assaults on college and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

New York Daily News

NYU's Langone Medical Center to get $1.1B for Hurricane Sandy repairs

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center as Hurricane Sandy strikes in Oct. 2012.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate

The Washington Post

Virginia same-sex marriage ruling reverberates in North Carolina

When a federal appeals court based in Richmond struck down Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage on Monday, the effect immediately moved southward.

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Related Topix: Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Travel

The Washington Post

Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push

In this Monday, June 2, 2014 photo, demonstrators wave a pro-independence "estelada" flag during a protest calling for the independence and the implementation of the republic in Catalonia after the announcement of the abdication of Spain's King Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain.


Related Topix: Europe, Spain, United Kingdom, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014


USIS under fire

The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is under fire over a new administrative support contract with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded earlier this month worth nearly $200 million.


Related Topix: US News, Elijah Cummings, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican

Washington Times

Newly confirmed VA chief greeted with lawsuit over military sex assault treatment

As if rebuilding a scandal-plagued department weren't enough, former Fortune 500 executive and newly-confirmed Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will have another issue on his plate: a lawsuit on the VA's treatment of military sexual assault victims.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

The Washington Post

Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, US Navy, US News


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Bill Flores, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Tom Cole


With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz

The Washington Post

Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

Mon Jul 28, 2014

CBS News

Analysis of Obama's phone calls reflect escalating world crises

US President Barack Obama speaks on the phone during a conference call hosted by public health groups on June 2, 2014 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush