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CBO: Deficit To Shrink To Lowest Level Of Obama Presidency

The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September.

01/26/2015

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., downplayed critical comments made by an architect of the Affordable Care Act by saying she doesn’t “know who he is” – although Pelosi’s office has previously stated that they’ve relied on Jonathan Gruber’s analysis.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pelosi: Boehner Invite to Netanyahu ‘Inappropriate’

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says it was inappropriate for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.

01/22/2015

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House GOP Abruptly Drops Debate On Abortion Bill

House Republicans cut planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and Democrats left them short of votes.

01/22/2015

Members of Congress give a briefing on the fatal Metro smoke incident that happened last week. (Photo Credit: Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1)

Congress: Ventilation Drew Smoke into Stricken Subway Train

Members of Congress briefed on a fatal accident on Washington’s subway last week say the system’s ventilation fans didn’t work properly and that smoke was drawn into the stricken train.

01/21/2015

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Obama Jabs Republicans With Taunt About Winning Both Of His Elections

State of the Union ad lib hints at the deep tensions that underlie the president’s call for a more bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.

01/20/2015

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D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative to Congress

The D.C. Council has sent an initiative legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Congress for review, despite an attempt by Congress to block the nation’s capital from legalizing pot.

01/14/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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House Overwhelmingly Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which would authorize a pipeline to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

01/09/2015

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Political Analyst: Romney, Biden Will Not Run For President In 2016

The new year has brought in a new Congress as Republicans officially took control of both chambers for the first time since President Barack Obama has been in the White House.

01/08/2015

Louie Gohmert Speaking

Gohmert: Going To Be A ‘Pretty Nasty’ Fight Against Boehner If He Punishes GOP Opposition

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warns there’s going to be a “pretty nasty” fight against House Speaker John Boehner for punishing GOP colleagues who opposed him.

01/07/2015

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