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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Alaska Governor Makes Stir At House Committee Appearance

Gov. Bill Walker says he will seek to dismiss a lawsuit over a state settlement on the Point Thomson oil and gas field.

02/11/2015

Anti-abortion activists march past the Capitol Building to mark the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Pushes Abortion Bill Through House

By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage.

01/22/2015

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House GOP Abruptly Drops Debate On Abortion Bill

House Republicans cut planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and Democrats left them short of votes.

01/22/2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. Boehner discussed priorities of the new U.S. Congress, and the recent attack in Paris during his remarks.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House GOP Tries To Regroup After Divisive Speaker Vote

House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.

01/07/2015

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

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California's 7th Congressional District. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

California Democrat Retains Seat In Costliest House Race

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California’s 7th Congressional District.

11/19/2014

File photo of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Ryan To Chair Tax Panel, A Possible 2016 Platform

House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond.

11/18/2014

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

House Dems Nix Congresswoman’s Proxy Vote Request

A pregnant congresswoman who sought to vote by proxy in House Democratic elections next week says she accepts the decision of her colleagues to reject the request.

11/14/2014

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Boehner: ‘We’re Going To Fight The President Tooth And Nail’ On Immigration

President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.

11/14/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
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House On Track To Easily Pass Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

The Republican-controlled House is on track to easily pass a bill Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow.

11/14/2014

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