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Alaska's Young longest serving Republican in House

10/31/2013 1:06am
Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House now has another distinction: the longest-serving Republican in the chamber.

Food stamp cuts kick in as Congress debates more

10/31/2013 10:11am
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress has begun negotiations on further cuts to the program.

Senators: What's the strategy in Syria?

10/31/2013 3:24pm
Obama administration officials defended U.S. efforts in Syria Thursday against blistering criticism from Republicans who claim Washington has goals, but no strategy to find a solution that would end the bloody conflict affecting nations throughout the Mideast.

No ethics case for members arrested during protest

10/31/2013 4:12pm
The House Ethics Committee won't investigate eight House members arrested during an immigration protest near the Capitol earlier this month.

Cory Booker sworn in as newest US senator

10/31/2013 5:13pm
Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is starting his new job in an unusual position _ a freshman Democratic senator with celebrity status.