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Congress avoids Homeland Security shutdown

The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, sending the proposal to the White House and avoiding a partial shutdown just hours before the Friday…

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Janet Yellen meets with conservatives

Janet Yellen met Friday with conservative economists and activists who shared concerns about the potential negative impact of keeping interest rates low for too long.

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Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

House Speaker John Boehner faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress passed a one-week…

John Boehner at news conference

Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

The General Assembly has voted to compensate people who were sterilized in state facilities without their permission.

Sterilization newser

What happens if DHS shuts down?

Congress has just a few hours until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and with no clear compromise in sight a department shutdown is looking likelier by the minute.

A bill that…

Jeh Johnson

Barack Obama: 'I loved Spock'

President Barack Obama added himself to the long list of those remembering beloved actor Leonard Nimoy -- who died earlier today at the age of 83.

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Walker blames media for comparing workers to terrorists

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his home-state battles against labor unions prepare him to take on terrorism -- but he denies he's comparing the two.

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WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel…

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34 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top…

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Republicans know women will be crucial to winning the presidency -- they're just not clamoring for a woman to be in the White House.

Conservative women gathered here at the annual Conservative…

Fiorina CPAC

Reform for high-skilled immigrants begins

H-1B spouses, get ready to work!

On Tuesday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that select H-4 visa holders will be eligible for employment authorization.

It was part of…

Immigration reform highly skilled workers

Virginia legalizes use of marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

Using medical marijuana oil for people who suffer from severe epilepsy is now legal in Virginia.

Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

Tempers flared on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday night when the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer, called House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward."

McCarthy had…

Steny Hoyer

Christie uses CPAC to position himself against Bush

Last May, in a radio interview, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said it would be "stressful" to campaign against Jeb Bush if both men run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

"…

Christie town hall

6 Republicans to watch in DHS fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's push to move past the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security could put several fellow Republicans in a tough spot.

McConnell, a Kentucky…

Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

President Obama's nominee to be attorney general cleared a key hurdle on her way to confirmation Thursday, gaining support from three Republicans.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to…

Loretta Lynch hearing

Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

Comcast is firing warning shots over the FCC's historic decision Thursday.

The agency passed new Internet regulation prevent network owners -- like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon -…

Comcast

IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a congressional panel on Thursday night they are looking into the possibility of criminal activity.

Lerner was the…

IRS

Conservatives party like it's 2016

Conservative Republicans, bullish on their prospects in 2016, are gathered at their vast annual conference to road test the long list of potential candidates promising to win them back the White…

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Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to hear a half-dozen political…

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015
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Congress avoids Homeland Security shutdown

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Janet Yellen meets with conservatives

John Boehner at news conference

Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

Sterilization newser

Virginia to compensate victims of forced...

Jeh Johnson

What happens if DHS shuts down?

Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek poster

Barack Obama: 'I loved Spock'

Walker CPAC

Walker blames media for comparing workers to...

Netanyahu 2013

WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

34 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Fiorina CPAC

GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Immigration reform highly skilled workers

Reform for high-skilled immigrants begins

Virginia legalizes use of marijuana oils to...

Steny Hoyer

Hoyer calls McCarthy a 'coward,' apologizes

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Christie uses CPAC to position himself against...

Sen. Kelly Ayotte

6 Republicans to watch in DHS fight

Loretta Lynch hearing

Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

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Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

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IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

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Conservatives party like it's 2016

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

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2014 Elections

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    Washington, D.C., officially legalized marijuana use on Thursday. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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  • Look back: Midterm election highlights

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    As new members of Congress are sworn in on Tuesday. Here's a look back at the 2014 midterm election's biggest winners and losers.

  • Voters nationwide cast Election Day ballots

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    Voters across the country headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a slew of governor's races and, among other things, control of the U.S. Senate.

  • America's most political states

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    It's Election Day! Find out which state has the most passionate voters.

  • States with early voting

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    If you live in one of these 33 places, you're you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

  • Republican Party history

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    The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

  • Surprising politicians who made a splash

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    Take a look at political figures with the most unusual resumes.

  • History's steamiest political sex scandals

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    Politics has been marred by sex scandals throughout American history. Take a look at some of the steamiest.

  • America's most conservative states

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    More Americans are identifying as conservatives, according to a new poll. Find out what states are most likely to lean Republican.

  • Democratic Party history

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    The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.

  • What to know about midterm elections

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    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

  • Strangest political parties

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    Democrats, Republicans...most everyone has heard of these political parties. But some are not as well known. Take a look at a list of these strange (but real!) political parties.

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