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A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, N.D. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

House Passes Bills Aimed At Speeding Up Drilling For Oil, Gas On Public Lands

The House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.

11/21/2013

File photo of the House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Stenographer Escorted Off Floor While Ranting About Constitution

Last night, as the House of Representatives were voting to end the 16-day government shutdown, things were briefly interrupted after a stenographer started to rant on the dais.

10/17/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks on federal government shutdown at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. Obama slammed Republicans for shutting down the government as part of an "ideological crusade" designed to kill his signature health care law. The US government shut down on October 1, 2013 for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns -- for six days in November 1995 and 21 days from December that year into early 1996. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: House GOP ‘Demanded Ransom Just For Doing Their Jobs’

While addressing members of the press following the government shutdown, President Barack Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives “demanded ransom just for doing their jobs.”

10/01/2013

A stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Midnight Deadline Passes, Government Shutdown Begins

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law.

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama says he's "not at all" resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Not At All’ Resigned to Government Shutdown

President Barack Obama says he’s “not at all” resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.

09/30/2013

U.S. Capitol (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

House OKs Bill Aimed at Improving Drug Safety

The House easily approved bipartisan legislation Saturday aimed at improving the safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies that mix customized pharmaceuticals.

09/28/2013

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

House GOP Demands One-Year Delay On ‘Obamacare’

Sources told the Associated Press that Republicans in the House of Representatives are insisting upon a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act in order to stave off a government shutdown.

09/28/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Shutdown Looming: Weekend Showdown at the Capitol

A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday.

09/27/2013

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to members of the press during a news conference on Sept. 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Republicans Offer Smaller Budget Cuts On Debt Measure

House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.

09/24/2013

President Barack Obama says he's "not at all" resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Republicans Leave Bipartisan House Group Because They Don’t Trust Obama

A bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.

09/20/2013

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