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Op-Ed: GOP flubs Obama impeachment by fumbling Congress' August recess

In a blow to the Republican drive to impeach President Barack Obama for alleged abuse of the executive order, Republicans in the House of Representatives have failed to pass vital legislation and are calling for Obama to use the...executive order.

Op-Ed: House energy bill shows lawmaker's animosity toward White House

The Republican-led House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill in a vote of 253-170. On the surface, the bill looks sensible enough, but it effectively damages environmental programs.

U.S. House bans transfer of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen

Washington - Yesterday, June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the 2015 Defense appropriations bill that would in effect ban transfer of any Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen.

House approves Israel 'strategic partner' bill by vote of 410-1

Washington - Last week, the US House of Representative voted overwhelmingly to recognize Israel as a "major strategic partner." A similar bill is now under consideration in the Senate.

House approves giving benefits to family of fallen soldiers

The United States House of Representatives voted 425-0 Wednesday to give death benefits to the family members of fallen soldiers. The measure was necessary because of the partial government shutdown.

Op-Ed: House holds government funding hostage again

Washington - In a nearly party-line vote, the US House of Representatives voted to send a bill to the US Senate to fund the government for another six weeks, knowing that neither the Senate nor President Obama would accept the "poison pills" contained in the bill.

CISPA is 'dead for now' as the measure is halted in Senate

Washington - Those with Internet privacy concerns can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. Senate has halted the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act in its current form due to privacy concerns.

Op-Ed: The Quixotic John Boehner

In an era of austerity and budget cuts the dreams of every politician are reduced to the reality of governing for the survivability of their constituency and not for their own self interests.

Former Rep. Barney Frank expresses interest as interim senator

Barney Frank, who has retired from the US House of Representatives, has expressed interest being a temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry (D-MA).

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner refuses vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Washington - With the majority of attention being placed on the fiscal cliff negotiations, many around the United States may have forgotten that another key piece of legislation was awaiting a House vote.

Boehner refuses to convene the House as fiscal cliff looms larger

Washington - With only five days left to reach an agreement to avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff", House Speaker John Boehner and House leadership refused to return to Washington, instead insisting that the Senate pass a measure first.

Congress says 'lunatic' must go

Washington - Congress voted to remove the term lunatic from federal law, making it more sensitive to people with mental health disorders.

Republicans offer their own fiscal cliff solution to Obama

Washington - In response to Obama's fiscal cliff solution proposal, the Republicans led by GOP House Speaker John Boehner offered their own proposal to averting the fiscal cliff.

Florida's US House Race to be decided Nov. 20

Florida remains one of the eight undecided US House races. Allen West, the Tea Party-backed GOP incumbent, refuses to concede. The final decision is due to be made on November 20.

Meet Pat 'Igodomigodo' Obahiagbon, Nigeria's bombastic politician

Benin-city - Mr. Patrick Obahiagbon is a Nigerian activist-politician with an idiosyncratic comedic streak. He acquired notoriety as a member of the House of Representatives for extended speeches filled with exotic "dictionary" words.

Op-Ed: US Congress is the 1% also

When Occupy Wall Street began, several US Congressional denizens jumped on the bandwagon to denounce the 1%. It may not have been a completely honest position to take.

Faith leaders arrested at US Capitol during budget protest

Washington - Eleven people, including faith leaders from multiple denominations were arrested inside the Capitol while staging a protest calling on Congress to create a budget that protected working Americans and guaranteed the rich paid their fair share of taxes.

Dems Expected to Win House and Senate

Larry Sabato, leading Virginia political scientist, predicts Democrats will sweep both House and Senate

Bush Asks For Greater Trade Negotiating Power

NEW ORLEANS (voa) - President Bush will likely ask for greater trade negotiating power from Congress when he visits the major U.S. port city of New Orleans on Tuesday. Mr. Bush is expected to say that pending legislation aimed at enhancing his nego...

Bush Promoting Economic Policies

WASHINGTON (voa) - U.S. President George W. Bush fainted at the White House. Doctors say it's nothing to worry about. They say the kind of fainting spell President Bush had yesterday is common. Bush blacked out when he choked on a pretzel and it caused...

US Senate Approves Anti-Terror Bill

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has cleared the way for President Bush to sign into law a sweeping anti-terrorism bill later Friday. The bill, which the House of Representatives had already approved, passed in the Senate Thursday by an overwhelming vote o...

US House of Representatives Approves Anti-Terrorism Legislation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved White House-backed anti-terrorism legislation one day after the Senate passed a similar bill. The House passed the bill by a vote of 337 to 79. Both the House and the Senate measures expan...
 

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