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Politics Nov 24Republicans in Senate set to push against health law, Planned Parenthood
Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight their fierce support for top-tier conservative causes, despite the certain veto awaiting should the bill reach the White…
Politics Nov 18Ryan: House refugee bill won’t have religious test
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says a Republican bill the chamber plans to vote on this week won't limit Syrian and Iraqi refugees admitted to this country based on their religions.
Politics Nov 16Capitol Police: No specific threat to Capitol but be careful
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Capitol Police are telling congressional offices that while there are no specific threats against the Capitol following the Paris terrorist attacks, lawmakers and their aides should take precautions and be vigilant.
Politics Nov 08New House GOP chairman had early democratic roots
The House's newest and perhaps most powerful committee chairman is a 60-year-old Texas Republican who began life in a family of stalwart Democrats from South Dakota and lost his father at age 12 in a courtroom shooting.
Politics Oct 29New day for House as Paul Ryan becomes 54th speaker
WASHINGTON — Republicans were poised to make Rep. Paul Ryan the new House speaker on Thursday, hoping the young but grizzled lawmaker can heal the splintered party's self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year's…
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…