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Updated: 24 min 58 sec ago

Cantor to resign from House seat in August

24 min 5 sec ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. (...)
Categories: Politics

Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

24 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. The bill raises the money through: (...)
Categories: Politics

House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway

24 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis. (...)
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Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

24 min 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cantor to resign from House seat in August

54 min 1 sec ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

1 hour 24 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor told a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

2 hours 23 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:01pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination for U.S. ambassador to Russia, but not before a Republican senator blocked the appointment and several others. (...)
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GOP senator blocks approval of US ambassadors

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator has blocked the approval of President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Russia and top diplomats for several other nations. (...)
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Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. The bill raises the money through: (...)
Categories: Politics

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. (...)
Categories: Politics

Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. (...)
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Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. (...)
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Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. (...)
Categories: Politics

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. (...)
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Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. (...)
Categories: Politics

Immigration issue produces congressional disarray

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. (...)
Categories: Politics

Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. (...)
Categories: Politics

Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. (...)
Categories: Politics