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House Votes To Avoid Shutdown With A One-Year Delay In Obamacare

House Votes To Avoid Shutdown With A One-Year Delay In Obamacare

iStockPhoto/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The House of Representatives has voted 231-192 to avoid a government shutdown with a one-year delay of key parts in Obamacare. The temporary budget resolution is unlikely to pass in the Senate.
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Maryland Couple to Retire in ‘Tiny House’ on Wheels

Maryland Couple to Retire in ‘Tiny House’ on Wheels

Image Credit: Kenneth Lam/MCT/Landov(PASADENA, Md.) — When Greg Cantori and his wife, Renee, are ready to retire, they will not only have to pack up their respective offices, but also downsize their home, in a big way.The Cantoris of Pasadena, Md., pl…

House Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution on Thursday

House Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution on Thursday

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans unveiled a stopgap measure Monday to fund the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year, a move intended to mollify a deeply divided Congress that has fought through three years…

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats say they are not satisfied with the Republican-crafted version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, pledging to oppose it if it comes up for a vote later this week in the House.Speakin…

Virginia Lawmaker Brandishes AK-47 on House Floor

Virginia Lawmaker Brandishes AK-47 on House Floor

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A Virginia state lawmaker brandished an AK-47 on the floor of the state House of Delegates on Thursday.Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey, a Democrat hailing from the Richmond area, showed off the weapon while pushing for…

Tentative Deal Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ But No House Vote Before Deadline

Tentative Deal Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ But No House Vote Before Deadline

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The so-called “fiscal cliff” came Monday night — but now there is a specific deal on the table to try to soften it after the fact, according to congressional sources.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., s…

“Mary Tyler Moore Show” House Up for Sale

“Mary Tyler Moore Show” House Up for Sale

Realtor.com(MINNEAPOLIS) — Now you too can live the life of Mary Richards.The house that served as the exterior of Richards’ home on The Mary Tyler Moore Show is for sale in Minneapolis for $2.895 million.The 9,500 sq. ft. house is set on 0.35 a…

House Democrats Urge Congress To Toughen Gun Laws

House Democrats Urge Congress To Toughen Gun Laws

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — As the country mourns victims of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the debate over gun control takes on new urgency in Washington, House Democrats Wednesday cal…

Mammoth Boulder Crashes into California Home

Mammoth Boulder Crashes into California Home

KGTV/ABC News(POWAY, Calif.) — A boulder, estimated to weigh 12 tons, rolled into a house in Poway, Calif. Thursday, wiping out its garage, crushing gas and electric lines, and barely missing a propane tank.Poway Fire Department officials said the bou…

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Senate, House Races Boosted by Outside Money Lose More Than Win

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If the super-rich tried to buy Senate and House seats in this election, they didn’t have much luck, at least when it came to some of the most expensive U.S. congressional races.Wealthy millionaires such as casi…

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…

First Witnesses Called for House Hearings on Benghazi

First Witnesses Called for House Hearings on Benghazi

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to call two witnesses for its Oct. 10 hearings on what went wrong at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.Per …

Democrats List Their Top House Candidates

Democrats List Their Top House Candidates

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats had a rough time in the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives, and this year they have almost nowhere to go but up.On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) unveiled i…

Congress Stalls on Summer Drought Assistance

Congress Stalls on Summer Drought Assistance

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — While the House of Representatives and the Senate have both voted to aid livestock producers affected by the extreme droughts plaguing the nation, that drought aid is unlikely to reach those who need it soon…

Boehner on Election: ‘Democrats are Scared’

Boehner on Election: ‘Democrats are Scared’

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — Emphasizing that the House is the only player in the nation’s capital that has addressed a looming tax hike and across-the-board spending cuts due at the end of the year, Speaker John Boehner on Thursday asses…

House Dem Laura Richardson Fined $10K for Violating House Rules

House Dem Laura Richardson Fined $10K for Violating House Rules

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson has agreed to be reprimanded by the House of Representatives and fined $10,000 for violating House rules. Richardson used official resources for her 2010 re-election c…

House Passes GOP’s Full Tax-Cut Extension

House Passes GOP’s Full Tax-Cut Extension

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted Wednesday to approve the one-year extension of the current tax code, 256-171. This includes an extension of the tax cuts for the country’s wealthiest earners. Nineteen Democrats peeled o…

House Preps Vote on Full Tax Extension

House Preps Vote on Full Tax Extension

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With the House of Representatives set to vote Wednesday on a measure to extend all of the current tax rates for one year, Republicans are amplifying their calls for Democrats to abandon plans for a tax hike on the …

House Preps Vote on Full Tax Extension

House Preps Vote on Full Tax Extension

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With the House of Representatives set to vote Wednesday on a measure to extend all of the current tax rates for one year, Republicans are amplifying their calls for Democrats to abandon plans for a tax hike on the …

House GOP Presses Reid to Avoid Massive Defense Cuts

House GOP Presses Reid to Avoid Massive Defense Cuts

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the House voting to extend the current tax rates this week, House Republican Leaders sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Reid that commits to calling the House back into session during the five-week …

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