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House Ethics Committee looking at McMorris Rodgers

02/06/2014 1:53pm
The House Ethics Committee is considering an investigation of the No. 4 ranking member of the House Republican leadership, congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state.

Senate panel approves civil rights nominee

02/06/2014 1:58pm
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the nomination of a longtime legal advocate for liberal causes to run the civil rights division at the Justice Department.

Senators seek vote on US troops in Afghanistan

02/06/2014 2:04pm
A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats say Congress should vote on whether the U.S. leaves troops in Afghanistan after the NATO-led combat mission formally ends this year.

House backs bill to speed logging of burned trees

02/06/2014 2:07pm
The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in California.

Ethics Committee considering probe of Mullin

02/06/2014 2:11pm
The House Ethics Committee will consider an investigation of Republican congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma.

Unemployment bill stalled anew in Senate

02/06/2014 2:50pm
Senate Republicans narrowly blocked the advance of legislation to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed on Thursday for the second time in less than a month, and Democrats said they intended to call yet another vote on the issue.

House Ethics Committee looking at McMorris Rodgers

02/06/2014 3:03pm
The House Ethics Committee is considering an investigation of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, the fourth-ranking member of House Republican leadership, committee officials said Thursday.

Senate approves Max Baucus as China ambassador

02/06/2014 4:15pm
The Senate easily confirmed longtime Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday to become ambassador to China, handing the job to a lawmaker well-versed in U.S. trade policy but with little expertise about military and other issues that have raised tensions with Beijing.

Speaker: Immigration overhaul tough to pass

02/06/2014 4:31pm
Speaker John Boehner on Thursday all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall's elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the issue that President Barack Obama has made a top domestic priority.

Survivors of chemical attack want stronger US role

02/06/2014 6:28pm
Tears welling in her eyes, Syrian refugee Amineh Sawan said Thursday that Americans are too focused on the use of chemical weapons by the regime of President Bashar Assad.