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Congress Heeds Dying Va. Girl’s Call on Research

Two weeks before she died from brain cancer last October, tiny 10-year-old Gabriella Miller of Leesburg, Va., delivered a message on YouTube to Congress: “Stop talking and start doing.”

03/13/2014

The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.  (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Drops Proposals For Medicare Changes

The Obama administration says it’s pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.

03/10/2014

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan: There’s No ‘Civil War In The Republican Party’

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is downplaying any type of “civil war” within the Republican Party.

03/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Union Depot in St Paul, Minn., on Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: 59 Percent Of Americans Disappointed In Obama’s Presidency

A majority of Americans are not happy with the way President Barack Obama is running the country.

02/27/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Republicans Blast FDA For Secret Surveillance Of Whistleblowers

Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

02/26/2014

File photo of Rep. John Dingell  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dingell, Longest-Serving Congressman, To Retire

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, will announce his retirement on Monday, a person familiar with his plans said.

02/24/2014

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Boehner Buys Florida Condo

House Speaker John Boehner recently purchased a condo in southwest Florida sparking speculation about his future in Congress.

02/21/2014

File photo of voting booths. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

D.C. to Push Voting Rights Support in New Hampshire

A D.C. councilmember is in New Hampshire to try to get support for District of Columbia voting rights in Congress.

02/20/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Congresswoman Retiring After 1 Term

Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod says she will retire after one term and run for county supervisor in San Bernardino, Calif.

02/19/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Kansas Bill Blocks Obamacare Law Within State

Kansas Republicans who loathe the federal health care overhaul have embraced a national movement aimed at helping states opt out of its requirements, but backers conceded Tuesday that the effort depends on a power shift in Congress.

02/18/2014

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