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McConnell: 2016 Goal Is To Maintain GOP Majority

Acknowledging that increasing the Republican majority in Congress may be impossible, the Senate Majority Leader said his goal for the 2016 election is to keep the seats he has.

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Push To Write New War Powers For Obama Stalls In Congress

A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration’s 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.


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GOP Congressman Wants D.C. School Vouchers to Continue

A leading House Republican says a school voucher program for District of Columbia students is successful and should continue.


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Congress Passes Bill Setting Up Alert When Police are Killed

Congress has passed a bill setting up a national alert system whenever a police officer is killed or injured.


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Senate OKs Bill Giving Congress Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran.


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Former Lt. Gov. Brown Trailing in Fundraising for Congress

Former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is trailing former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey in fundraising dollars in their bids for the 4th Congressional District seat.


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White House Agrees To Give Congress A Say On Iran Deal

Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran.


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Senate Panel OKs Bill Giving Congress Say on Iran Nuke Deal

A Senate panel has unanimously approved a bill that would give Congress a say about the emerging deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief.


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Afghan President Says His Country Owes “Profound Debt” To The U.S.

During a speech to a joint session of Congress, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked the United States for military and economic assistance.


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Republican Senator Dan Coats To Retire

The Indiana Republican says he will not seek re-election in 2016.