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Air travelers, others speak out on passenger bill of rightsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 21:59:00

Airline passengers who were trapped on tarmacs "like sardines in a can" had their opportunity to air their grievances Tuesday at an unofficial Capitol Hill hearing that shared some of the characteristics of those flights.

House passes amendment to cut government funding for ACORNupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 16:47:00

The House of Representatives approved an amendment Thursday that calls for halting government funding to the community organizing group ACORN. Pancreatic Cancer: What You Should Knowupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 14:47:00

The disease that claimed Patrick Swayze is one of the most difficult to detect

House passes resolution criticizing Wilsonupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 08:29:00

The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally admonished Republican Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "you lie" during President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last week.

FSB: Small business tax hacksupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 11:47:00

Two bills introduced on Capitol Hill in July aim to revise the tax code and get more money flowing into small business coffers.

Commentary: Why we don't heckle the presidentupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:20:00

When I worked in the House of Representatives in the mid-'90s, Congressional Republicans grew enamored of the idea of replicating the tradition of "Question Time" that was popular in the British House of Commons.

Comment: Despite apology, furor continues over health plansupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 11:08:00

U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week that the "time for bickering is over" and then found out just how wrong he could be.

Colombian lawmakers OK referendum on Uribe third termupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 14:15:00

Colombia's House of Representatives overwhelmingly has approved a measure that could allow President Alvaro Uribe to run for a third term next year.

Commentary: No wonder voters are angryupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 08:13:00

The biggest political story of the month so far is clearly the populist rage on display at town halls across the country. Democrats say this rage is manufactured; Republicans say it is real.

Poll: Democrats lose support, but GOP sees no benefitupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 15:17:00

A national poll released Monday indicates the Democratic Party is becoming less popular with voters but suggests that Republicans haven't been able to capitalize on the Democrats' downturn.

Poll indicates generational split over health careupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 10:11:00

Americans appear split over President Barack Obama's health care proposals, according to a new national poll.

CNNMoney: CNN Poll: 50% favor health care reformupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 06:19:00

Americans appear split over President Barack Obama's health care reform proposals, according to a new national poll.

CNNMoney: Cash for Clunkers bill in Senate's handsupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 19:32:00

The popular Cash for Clunkers program faces extinction unless the Senate passes a bill approving additional funding.

CNNMoney: Dealers warned off Cash for Clunkersupdated: Sun Aug 02 2009 16:36:00

Despite the Obama administration's promises that any Clunker deals written this weekend would be honored, the National Automobile Dealers Association is advising its members to play it safe and not close any more deals until the program's fate is clearer.

Capitol Police shoot, kill man near Capitol campusupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 20:25:00

U.S. Capitol Police shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon, near the Capitol campus, a Capitol Hill Police spokeswoman said.

House passes energy overhaul bill 219-212updated: Fri Jun 26 2009 22:37:00

A sharply divided House of Representatives narrowly passed a White House-backed climate change bill Friday after hours of cajoling and arm-twisting by Democratic leaders among members worried about the legislation's potential economic and political fallout.

Obama makes eleventh-hour push for energy billupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 15:18:00

President Obama acknowledged Thursday that a climate change bill strongly backed by the White House will face an extremely close vote in the House of Representatives as early as the end of the week.

Commentary: Just say 'no' to wasted spendingupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 08:22:00

If you ask each of the 435 members of the House of Representatives whether they believe in cutting government waste, I'm willing to bet they'll all say yes.

House impeaches Texas judge accused of sex crimesupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 21:53:00

The House of Representatives voted Friday to impeach a federal judge convicted of obstruction of justice while in office.

Commentary: Make health care affordableupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 16:30:00

Americans want, deserve and demand health care reform.

Unsung World War II heroes finally get their dueupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 15:40:00

Some 65 years after their service, the 300 surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots are being honored with the Congressional Gold Medal.

GOP lawmakers offer 'practical' health care reform planupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 15:28:00

Congressional Republicans offered what they call a "centrist, practical" plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system Tuesday, one they say would be the cheapest of any option proposed so far.

Obama welcomes bill to regulate tobaccoupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 15:13:00

President Barack Obama said Friday he looked forward to signing a bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration power to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco.

House Ethics panel looking at allegations of misconductupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 23:09:00

The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday it is looking into allegations of possible misconduct by members of Congress regarding The PMA Group, a now-defunct lobbying firm.

Senate passes bill increasing FDA power over tobacco productsupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 21:55:00

A bill that increases the power of the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products cleared the Senate on Thursday.

House passes measure expanding gun rightsupdated: Wed May 20 2009 21:54:00

Gun rights advocates found an unlikely ally in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers passed a measure allowing concealed, loaded firearms to be carried in national parks.

New Hampshire House opposes governor on same-sex marriageupdated: Wed May 20 2009 19:31:00

New Hampshire's move to become the most recent state to legalize same-sex marriage hit a bump Wednesday, after the state House of Representatives failed to agree to changes made by the governor.

Same-sex marriage bill passes New Hampshire Senateupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 14:54:00

New Hampshire's Senate has approved a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry, but critics and supporters of the legislation say their work isn't over.

CNNMoney: House approves $3.44T blueprintupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 12:15:00

The House of Representatives passed a $3.44 trillion budget resolution for fiscal year 2010 Wednesday, approving most of President Barack Obama's key spending priorities.

Obama's Cabinet meetingupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 16:25:00

CNN's Paul Steinhauser looks at the president's meeting and other political highlights.

Obama challenges Cabinet to cut $100 million in expensesupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 16:25:00

President Obama on Monday gathered together every confirmed member of his Cabinet for the first time as president and challenged them to cut $100 million in the next 90 days.

Commentary: GOP wants a census we can count onupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 09:44:00

On April 1, I got ambushed by Democrats. Upon returning from the House floor, I found that my living quarters in my office had been sabotaged by staffers of Rep. Jared Polis.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's cooperating with ethics probeupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 16:16:00

Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he is cooperating with a preliminary congressional ethics investigation into whether he was involved in possibly improper efforts to secure President Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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