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Drug crimes: AG backs more discretion for judges

01/23/2014 7:22am
Attorney General Eric Holder is backing a bill to give federal judges more discretion over sentencing for some drug crimes.

Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

01/23/2014 2:36pm
Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure.

McMorris Rodgers to give GOP response to Obama

01/23/2014 2:49pm
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking GOP woman in Congress, will give the party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

AP sources: Congress clears way for Iraq arms sale

01/23/2014 3:45pm
Congress has cleared the way for the United States to provide Iraq with new military equipment to aid its battle against al-Qaida.

Lawmaker seeks to raise Washington minimum wage

01/23/2014 4:15pm
A Washington state lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase what is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation to $12 an hour over the next three years, but the measure faces an uphill battle in a politically divided Legislature.