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Report: Ryan Says GOP Candidates Will Back His Budget

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says he’s confident that the Republican candidates for president will support his 2013 budget blueprint.

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Ryan Budget Cuts $5.3 Trillion, Lowers Spending Cap

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday unveiled his 2013 budget that would cut $5.3 trillion from President Obama’s budget and caps spending below the level both parties agreed to during last year’s debt ceiling debacle.

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House GOP Looks To Erase IPAB

House Republicans are continuing their push to dismantle President Obama’s Affordable Care Act by attempting to eliminate the law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The 15-member board was designed to curb Medicare spending in a way that would not disrupt coverage or the quality of that coverage, but a group of freshmen Republicans in the […]

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Obama Asks For Speedy Vote On Transportation Bill

President Obama is urging House Republicans to quickly pass a two-year transportation bill that recently cleared the Senate.

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Dems Confident Support Will Grow For Health Care Reform

Democrats are hopeful that support for the Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama 2 years ago this Friday, will grow. “You find that more and more people are supporting the reform because it’s beginning to apply to them,” said Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) during a conference call Monday (0:31)

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Schakowsky: Health Care Reform Prevents Fraud

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) suggests that the Affordable Care Act’s benefits extend beyond those enjoyed by individual Americans seeking health care coverage. “The new law provides new authority to prevent and punish fraud and those authorities allowed Medicare to recover over… $4 billion.” (:18)

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House Dem: Health Care Reform Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) says the Affordable Care Act, contrary to what Republicans say, has created thousands of jobs. “Today, two years later, almost 500,000 new jobs have been created in the health care sector.” (:16)

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Democrats Stand By Health Care Reform Law

By Lily Benitez De Luna With only a few days left before the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s enactment, Democratic House members told reporters  in a conference call Monday that they are determined to ward off challenges to the health care reform law. “We’re going to spend much of this week highlighting […]

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Rep. Ackerman Retiring

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) announced late Thursday that he will not be running for an additional term. “During my years in Congress, it has been my pleasure to address the needs of thousands of individual constituents and to influence domestic and global policy while serving on the Financial and Foreign Affairs Committees in the House,” […]

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Senate Leaders Make Nice On Judicial Nominees

Senate leaders have made nice over considering 17 of President Obama’s judicial nominees. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that he was canceling previously scheduled cloture votes for each nominee after reaching a deal with the Senate’s top Republican Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Reid did not release the details of the agreement, but McConnell […]

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State Releases Second Batch Of Clinton Emails

Hillary Clinton holds her first town hall meeting event of the 2016 campaign in Dover, New Hampshire. July 16, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The State Department originally said it would release all of the emails at once sometime in early 2016, but was quickly rebuffed by a court order.

Charleston Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Mourners comfort each other following the massacre late Wednesday night in Charleston, SC. (Photo courtesy of the King Center)

If convicted, Roof could face the death penalty.

Obama Signs Highway Trust Fund Extension, Scolds Congress

“It’s a bad way for the US Government to do business,” Obama said.

Poll: Seniors Back Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush and real estate tycoon Donald Trump trail at 12 percent and 11 percent.

Vehicle Strikes Capitol Barricade, Driver In Custody

The vehicle was found not to have posed a direct hazard and has since been brought to an off-site location.

Zimbabwe Gov. Prepping Extradition Process For Walter Palmer

Cecil the Lion. (Photo Courtesy of @USFWS)

“We are … appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition,” Zimbabwe’s Environmental Minister said.