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Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians

Tulsi Gabbard, Mazie Hirono Break Congressional Barriers for Non-Christians

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Tuesday’s election brought some religious firsts for Congress, with a victory for Tulsi Gabbard, who will be the first Hindu congresswoman, and Mazie Hirono, the first Buddhist senator. Both ar…

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. In Talks for Plea Deal

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. In Talks for Plea Deal

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Attorneys for the Justice Department and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. are in talks about a possible deal regarding allegations of campaign finance violations, according to sources familiar with the inve…

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called “fisc…

Paul Ryan Hangs Onto Congress Seat in Wisconsin

Paul Ryan Hangs Onto Congress Seat in Wisconsin

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — Paul Ryan knows he will be headed to Washington, D.C., again next year even though his presidential ticket failed to win election.Ryan will begin serving his eighth term as a U.S. congressman representing the 1st …

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues will secure enough seats to retain their majority, winning at least 218 seats in the House of Representatives, according to a projection of election results …

Joe Kennedy Wins Congress Race for Barney Frank’s Seat

Joe Kennedy Wins Congress Race for Barney Frank’s Seat

Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Joseph Kennedy III, the great-nephew of president John F. Kennedy, won election to Congress Tuesday, marking the return of the Kennedy clan to the federal government for the first time since Patr…

Paul Ryan Still Spending Millions to Keep Congressional Seat

Paul Ryan Still Spending Millions to Keep Congressional Seat

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Paul Ryan is spending millions on ads in Wisconsin, but it’s not to help get the GOP ticket to the White House — it’s to keep his congressional seat.The GOP vice presidential nominee i…

Feds Looking into Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Finances

Feds Looking into Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Finances

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the embattled Illinois congressman who has been on medical leave from Capitol Hill for the last four months undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, is now facing even more prob…

Washington’s Porkiest Projects: Sen. Tom Coburn Releases Waste Book 2012

Washington’s Porkiest Projects: Sen. Tom Coburn Releases Waste Book 2012

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s becoming a tradition for Sen. Tom Coburn: The annual “Waste Book.”  Every year since 2010, the Oklahoma Republican has issued his blistering report highlighting the 100 most egreg…

Paul Ryan’s House Opponent Will Be in Kentucky Outside Debate

Paul Ryan’s House Opponent Will Be in Kentucky Outside Debate

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Paul Ryan’s House challenger will be in Danville, Ky., the site of the vice presidential debate on Thursday, asking for a debate of his own.Rob Zerban, the Democrat challenging Rep. Ryan, R-W…

Chamber of Commerce Launches Ad Blitz in Nine House Districts

Chamber of Commerce Launches Ad Blitz in Nine House Districts

Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Chamber of Commerce has become a major player in House races since only last week.In yet another state where the presidential race is all but settled and the airwaves are relatively quiet, t…

Virginia Democratic Challenger Dings House GOP Leader Cantor

Virginia Democratic Challenger Dings House GOP Leader Cantor

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(RICHMOND, Va.) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, an overwhelming favorite to win re-election in his congressional race, received a tongue-lashing from Democratic challenger Wayne Powell during a rare debate appearance Mond…

Maxine Waters Did Not Violate House Rules, Ethics Investigation Finds

Maxine Waters Did Not Violate House Rules, Ethics Investigation Finds

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House Ethics committee announced Friday that Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., did not violate House rules after a three-year investigation examining her office’s assistance to a bank tied …

Democrats Call on GOP to Postpone Six-Week Campaign Recess

Democrats Call on GOP to Postpone Six-Week Campaign Recess

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats protested a six-week recess that’s set to begin Friday, urging Speaker of the House John Boehner to reconsider allowing lawmakers to leave Washington for a final campaign blitz in their congre…

House Dems Want to "Fire" Republicans

House Dems Want to "Fire" Republicans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Considering the high unemployment rate, Democrats have chosen a curious message for GOP House incumbents: You’re fired.At a press conference with top-tier Democratic candidates on Friday, Democratic Congressi…

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton knew there was the threat of casualties when he deployed to Afghanistan for his third tour of duty, but he said he was “totally on board with sacrifice for [his] country.&rd…

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Soldier’s E-mail Changes House Defense Chair’s Position on Afghanistan

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton knew there was the threat of casualties when he deployed to Afghanistan for his third tour of duty, but he said he was “totally on board with sacrifice for [his] country.&rd…

Paul Ryan Returns Again to House for Votes

Paul Ryan Returns Again to House for Votes

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, returned to the Capitol on Thursday for just the second time since becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate to cast votes in the House of Representatives….

Paul Ryan Returns Again to House for Votes

Paul Ryan Returns Again to House for Votes

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP nominee for vice president, returned to the Capitol on Thursday for just the second time since becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate to cast votes in the House of Representatives….

White House Details Looming ‘Doomsday’ Budget Cuts

White House Details Looming ‘Doomsday’ Budget Cuts

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration Friday laid out on paper — 400 pages of it — the details of $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that would take effect at the end of the year unless Congress strikes a deal.  The p…

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