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113th US Congress

Saving Democracy: A Priority for the 113th Congress

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Just as the Bill of Rights applies equally in every corner of the U.S., the right to vote must be equally easy to exercise as an integral part of being a U.S. citizen no matter where you live.

Republican House Rules Adopted For New Congress

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday adopted Republican-written rules for the chamber that reflect the party's efforts to cut spending, stop government...

'Spread Your Legs, You're Gonna Be Frisked'

Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden cracked several jokes during the mock swearing-in of senators in the new Congress. Biden told Sen. Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) br...

White Men No Longer Majority In The House

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The Senate and House have officially sworn in a new Congress, and the new members are unlike any class before them in U.S. history, representing a div...

Tough Fights Loom For New Congress

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, defici...

New Congress Sworn In

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASATA, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Senate and House have ushered in a new Congress. Both bodies gathered on Thursday, hewin...