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Pelosi Urges Vote on Middle Class Tax Relief

Pelosi Urges Vote on Middle Class Tax Relief

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged Republicans to allow a vote on legislation to extend tax cuts on the first $250,000 of personal income and delay the debate over tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers …

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The two-party tango that is negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” took a turn Monday as two more Republican lawmakers expressed willingness to break with a long-standing anti-tax pledge and the White House reveale…

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The House could vote on a Republican bill next week that seeks to create 55,000 additional visas per year for workers with master’s and doctoral degrees in science, tech, engineering and math. The STEM Jobs Act, …

Fiscal Cliff Tweets to Watch

Fiscal Cliff Tweets to Watch

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the dirty dishes cleared and leftovers safely in the fridge, Americans across the country start looking ahead to the winter holidays the day after Thanksgiving.But for Congress, there’s a pretty b…

Lawmakers Give Back on Thanksgiving and Share Recipes

Lawmakers Give Back on Thanksgiving and Share Recipes

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For countless members of Congress, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to give back to the communities they represent at the Capitol. Lawmakers volunteer at food banks, shelters and other charitable events to distribu…

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Continued Troubles

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Continued Troubles

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his seat in the House this week, citing his bipolar disorder, but he still has other troubles. While Jackson says his health issues and treatment are “incompatible” with servic…

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board.Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation Wednesday to House Spea…

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board.Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation Wednesday to House Spea…

House Republicans Write Obama Letter Opposing Susan Rice Nomination

House Republicans Write Obama Letter Opposing Susan Rice Nomination

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Although they have no say in her possible confirmation proceedings, 97 House Republicans have spoken out loud and clear about their opposition to President Obama nominating United Nations Ambassador Susa…

Nancy Pelosi: No Fiscal Cliff Deal Without Tax Rate Hike for Wealthy

Nancy Pelosi: No Fiscal Cliff Deal Without Tax Rate Hike for Wealthy

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In an interview that will air in its entirety on Sunday’s This Week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi gave ABC’s Martha Raddatz a firm “no” when asked if a deal to aver…

Ex-CIA Chief Testifies About Benghazi Investigation Behind Closed Doors

Ex-CIA Chief Testifies About Benghazi Investigation Behind Closed Doors

DoD photo by Petty Officer William Selby, U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) — Disgraced former CIA director Petraeus spent almost four hours in closed-door hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees Friday morning to testify about what he learne…

Petraeus Testifies for 90 Minutes Before House Panel

Petraeus Testifies for 90 Minutes Before House Panel

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former CIA director David Petraeus slipped into a closed door hearing before the House Intelligence Committee Friday morning to testify about what he learned first-hand about the Sept. 11 attack in the U.S. …

Intelligence Committees Hold Hearings into Benghazi Attack

Intelligence Committees Hold Hearings into Benghazi Attack

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The House and Senate Intelligence Committees began closed-door hearings Thursday on the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, with lawmakers hearing testimony from CIA acting director Mike …

Record-Breaking Number of Women in Senate Promise Bipartisan ‘Collaborative’ Spirit

Record-Breaking Number of Women in Senate Promise Bipartisan ‘Collaborative’ Spirit

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The 113th Congress will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. And it has created a less auspicious historical footnote.“We had the first traffic jam in the United States history in the wome…

Boehner Rejects Obama’s Request To Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

Boehner Rejects Obama’s Request To Extend Middle Class Tax Cut

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Fresh off his reelection as House speaker Wednesday afternoon, John Boehner emphasized the need for bold leadership in order to repair the ailing economy, telling reporters that job creation remains the top p…

‘Our Constitution Has Failed,’ Says Departing Rep. Ron Paul

‘Our Constitution Has Failed,’ Says Departing Rep. Ron Paul

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Ron Paul, the iconic libertarian congressman from Texas, has delivered what will most likely be his final address to Congress.In a sprawling, 52-minute speech to the House chamber, Paul lambasted U.S. government, politician…

Nancy Pelosi Will Remain as House Democratic Leader

Nancy Pelosi Will Remain as House Democratic Leader

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Nancy Pelosi will continue to serve as the House Democratic leader, she announced in a closed door meeting with fellow Democrats Wednesday.According to a senior aide, when she broke the news to her caucus, sh…

Kyrsten Sinema Becomes First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress

Kyrsten Sinema Becomes First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress

US House of Representatives(NEW YORK) — After a hard-fought race in a newly formed Arizona congressional district, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner Monday, becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress.Sinema, a former state sen…

Aaron Schock Eyes 2014, Leads by Example with His Abs

Aaron Schock Eyes 2014, Leads by Example with His Abs

United States Congress(WASHINGTON) — Aaron Schock, the Republican representative from Illinois, is best known for two things. At 31, he’s the youngest member of Congress. And he posed shirtless last year on the cover of Men’s Health magazi…

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

McCain Tweets Support for Push on Immigration Reform

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Failed attempts at immigration reform are nothing new on Capitol Hill, but there is some indication a new post-election tone might help pave the way for lawmakers and the White House to move toward a comprehensiv…

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