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House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House GOP Schedule Companion Vote On Bill To Block Obama From Extending Deportation Relief

House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

07/31/2014

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.

07/30/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

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

Senate Bill Would Give New Power to DC Government

A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.

07/24/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: PTSD ‘May Have Been A Factor’ In Reported Plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s thesis was not plagiarism but “a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper” that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.

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 birth control tools. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate GOP Blocks Bill on Contraception Coverage

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.

07/16/2014

U.S. Capitol  (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Convicted Felon Running for U.S. Senate Says He’ll Return to Reality Show

A day after presenting signatures to run for U.S. Senate, former state treasurer and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel says he will return for the second season of a reality TV show based in Charleston.

07/15/2014

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts attends a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 27, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Warren Becoming Top Dem Fundraiser, Campaign Powerhouse

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.

07/14/2014

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

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