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Rep. Don Young (R-AK). (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Young To Miss 1st Day Of New Congress Following Family Death

U.S. Rep. Don Young will miss Tuesday’s vote for House speaker due to a death in his family.

01/05/2015

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2014 Top Stories of the Year

2014 Top Stories of the Year

12/23/2014

Obama Talking

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Senate OKs Nominees

The Democratic-controlled Senate worked to confirm a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike late Tuesday as lawmakers neared the end of a two-year Congress marked more by gridlock than accomplishment.

12/16/2014

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Marijuana Fight Riskier For Congress In States

It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

12/16/2014

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Spending Deal May Not Offer 2015 Congress Road Map

Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.

12/14/2014

Nancy Pelosi Walking

Pelosi: ‘This Is Blackmail’

It’s now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as Tea Partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

12/12/2014

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House Approves Federal Spending Bill, Blocking D.C. Pot Legalization

The House narrowly passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill meant to keep the government funded for the next year after a dramatic daylong showdown in which the legislation’s opponents were just one vote away from derailing the measure.

12/11/2014

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Congressional Staffers Walk Out In Protest Of Michael Brown, Eric Garner Deaths

Congressional staffers walked out of their jobs on Capitol Hill Thursday to protest the grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/11/2014

U.S. Capitol Building

Nearly 9 in 10 Doubt Obama, GOP Can Break Gridlock

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems.

12/11/2014

Obama Boehner

Poll: Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Don’t Believe Obama, GOP Can Work Together

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems.

12/10/2014

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