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Nation Oct 28GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK
House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday to become the chamber's next speaker, rallying behind a youthful overachiever they hope will guide them out of weeks of internal feuding and disarray and point the party toward accomplishments they can…
Politics Oct 23GOP bill would gut health law, defund Planned Parenthood for a year
WASHINGTON — The House approved Republican legislation Friday that would erase key components of President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood — and earn a certain veto should it reach the White House.
Politics Oct 09Pressure builds on Paul Ryan to run for House speaker
WASHINGTON -- The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post.
Politics Sep 16CBO report: Planned Parenthood cut would limit healthcare access, save $235M
Congress' official authority on the budget says a Republican bill halting federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year could leave about 390,000 people with reduced health care access and save taxpayers about $235 million.
Politics Sep 13The complex fight GOP leaders face to avoid another federal shutdown
There won't be a government shutdown this year, Republican congressional leaders say. But with Congress, it's never easy. A band of conservatives say they won't back legislation financing government agencies unless the bill blocks federal payments to Planned Parenthood. A…
Nation Sep 09Congress starts Planned Parenthood hearings
WASHINGTON — Accusations and strong emotions mark the start of long-awaited congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood, with a prominent abortion foe contending the group is breaking laws that bar for-profit sales of fetal tissue, while an advocate says there's no…
Politics Sep 05Cooperation in Congress key to tackling full fall agenda
Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.
Politics Sep 01Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood.
Nation Aug 25Congressional budget analyst predicts drop in deficit
Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama's presidency.
Politics Aug 06McConnell criticizes Obama for attacking opponents of Iran nuclear deal
President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional support for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.