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Congress 2014

In Congress, Democrats Are The Party Of The Rich

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats co...

Congress Inaction Prompts Obama To Act Alone

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week, President Barack Obama promoted tougher fuel efficiency standards for trucks. He touted progress on initiatives to stre...

Congress Unlikely To Get Anything Done On Immigration, Trade This Year

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequent...

Dem Rep To Retire

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) is retiring from Congress, Roll Call reported Wednesday. Moran, who served in the House of Representatives for the last 23 y...

Congress Must Avoid Partisanship To Tackle Key Issues In 2014

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress begins its legislative year on Monday with an emphasis on economic and fiscal affairs, including leg...

Congress To Begin 2014 With Unemployment Insurance Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

* First Senate vote Monday on renewing unemployment checks * Minimum wage vote expected within weeks * Obama aims to com...

Election-Year Politics Shaping Already Limited Congressional Agenda

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda. Republicans intend to foc...

Members Of Congress Look Back Fondly On Their Time In State Legislatures

Pew's Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Dems Seek To Capitalize Off Unproductive Congress

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congres...

House Reduces Workdays For 2014 After Working So Hard In 2013

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Who banks a $174,000 annual salary and works less than a third of the year? Members of the House of Representatives, apparently. The 2014 calend...