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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink....
Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate easily approved the $16.3...
WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season. The Senate voted Thursday night for a House-passed measure to augment the federal Highway...
That’s not amore, that’s a lemon. Photo by Flickr user Paolo Nespoli Scientists have finally made lemonade out of the origins of our lemon-shaped moon. While the moon may look, to quote crooner Dean Martin, like a big pizza pie —...
As Congress races to clear several bills before their summer recess, House Speaker John Boehner accused Democrats Thursday of pursuing a “nutso scheme” of trying to seize on the border crisis to try and grant a path to citizenship to...
NEW DELHI — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict. “This is...