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  • In a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 photo, Kara Eastman speaks at a fundraiser for her campaign at the Omaha Design Center, in Omaha, Neb. Thirteen women are on the list released Thursday of primary candidates for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia, pushing the number of women on ballots for U.S. House seats this year to 309. That tops the 2012 record of 298 female House candidates. (Matt Dixon/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

    Number Of Women Running For U.S. House Seats Sets Record

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The number of women running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress. […]

  • The U.S. Capitol Building is seen shortly before sunset in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson

    U.S. House Clears Path For Tax Bill With Budget Approval

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to clear a procedural path forward for a Republican tax bill, which was still being written and was expected to be unveiled next week as President Donald Trump seeks his […]

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance to the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill, in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on January 28, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

    Congress Passes Tougher North Korea Sanctions, Sends Bill To Obama

    WASHINGTON | The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. […]

  • A man walks past the Capitol Building in Washington December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    U.S. House approves ‘Clean’ Debt Limit After Republicans Drop Demands

    WASHINGTON  – The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama’s demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions. The 221-201 vote, carried mainly […]

  • Deal To Quell U.S. Budget Wars Sails Through House Vote

    Deal To Quell U.S. Budget Wars Sails Through House Vote

    WASHINGTON – A breakthrough budget deal that avoids a government shutdown in January and blunts automatic spending cuts easily won passage in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, setting the stage for nearly two years of fiscal peace in […]

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., listen.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Gov’t Reopens After Congress Ends 16-Day Shutdown

    WASHINGTON  — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the […]

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) addresses reporters during a news conference with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Washington Heads Into Fifth Day Of Shutdown, No End In Sight

    WASHINGTON – Washington headed into the fifth day of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight even as another, more serious conflict over raising the nation’s borrowing authority started heating up. The U.S. House of Representatives prepared for a Saturday […]

  • The U.S. House of Representatives remains fully lit during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    U.S. House Moves Federal Government Closer To Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – In a decision that could make a U.S. government shutdown hard to avoid on Tuesday, the House of Representatives on Saturday prepared to reject an emergency spending bill approved by the Senate and push instead to delay President […]

  • President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. The president is promoting the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama’s No-Negotiation Stance Setting New Tone

      WASHINGTON  — This time, President Barack Obama says, he’s not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the “Make my day” president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation’s debts. It’s a […]

  • AP Survey: House Shows Opposition To Syria Attack

    AP Survey: House Shows Opposition To Syria Attack

    WASHINGTON  — Suggesting an uphill fight for President Barack Obama, House members staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against his plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by more than a 6-1 margin, a survey by […]


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