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16.3 billion measure would alleviate long wait times and hire extra staffers for VA hospitals. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

Senate expected to pass the $16.3 billion bill.

7 hours ago

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers reporters' questions during a news conference to announce that Democrats will fast-track new legislation to prevent for-profit employers from refusing to cover health benefits for religious reasons at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Border Money Bill Appears Headed For Procedural Defeat In Senate

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.

22 hours ago

Wikipedia entry on Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say he was an "alien lizard who eats Mexican babies." (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Wikipedia Blocks Page Edits From Congress

Donald Rumsfeld bio was edited to say the former defense secretary is an “alien lizard.”

07/25/2014

Party-line Rules Committee vote clears the way for the House to vote on a Republican lawsuit against President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

House Panel Clears Way For Vote On Obama Lawsuit

Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

07/24/2014

Measure passed along nearly party-line vote, no Senate counterpart. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Passes $20 Billion Bill That Cuts IRS Tax Enforcement

GOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.

07/16/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol Building. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Growing More Anxious About Lack Of Incendiary Material Against GOP Ahead Of Midterm Elections

As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements.

07/14/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

The skyline of Washington, DC. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

House Subcommittee Weighing $600 Million Funding for D.C.

A House subcommittee is scheduled to take up a bill that includes more than $600 million in funds for the District of Columbia.

06/18/2014

File photo of Rep. Lou Barletta. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: House ‘Probably’ Has The Votes To Impeach Obama

Could the House of Representatives impeach President Barack Obama? One Republican lawmaker believes they would have the votes to do so.

06/17/2014

President Obama told graduates at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts that immigration reform is still possible even with Eric Cantor's primary defeat. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Cantor Loss Is Not The Death Knell Of Immigration Reform

President Obama rejects the notion that Cantor’s primary defeat means there is no chance for an overhaul of immigration laws.

06/11/2014

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