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Immigration, Keystone Top First Day of Lame Duck

Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on immigration or to pass a full-year spending bill to clear the decks for a fresh start when the GOP gets full control of Congress in January.

11/13/2014

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New GOP Senators Show Moderated, Cooperative Tone

New Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.

11/12/2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: ‘Still Real Possibility Other People With Ebola Will Be Diagnosed In US’

Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn’t letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama’s $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.

11/12/2014

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GOP Congress to Weigh Legal Pot in D.C.

The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to legalize growing, possessing and sharing small amounts of pot.

11/05/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Reid Plans To Remain Dem Senate Leader In Next Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.

11/05/2014

McConnell Agrees To 'Bourbon Summit' Invitation From Obama  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential Historian: ‘I Think The Final Two Years Will Be A Period Of Expanded Executive Power’

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to take over as majority leader of the next Senate after easily winning what was billed as a tough re-election race. Now his GOP will try to set the agenda in the final two years of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency.

11/05/2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) election night event on Nov. 4, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Paul: Dems’ Midterm Struggles Represent ‘An Epic Failure Of The Clintons’

Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

11/05/2014

House Votes In Favor Of Keystone Oil Pipeline With Unanimous GOP Support  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘Not A Time For Celebration’

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are “humbled” by the results of the midterm elections. In a statement, he says it’s “not a time for celebration.”

11/05/2014

File photo of Sen. Mitch McConnell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Take Senate After Sen. Hagan Becomes Third Dem Incumbent To Lose

The Republicans now control both chambers of Congress.

11/04/2014

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GOP 1 Seat Away From Senate Control As Gardner Defeats Udall

Another Democratic incumbent senator falls.

11/04/2014

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