- Menendez appealing judge's ruling to dismiss charges Updated: Oct-09-15 3:35 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey have filed a notice saying they will appeal a judge's rulings in his corruption case.
- Johnson says Ryan is only Republican who can unify House Updated: Oct-09-15 3:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is the only Republican who can unify the GOP in a fractured House, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday.
- ND delegation applauds House vote to lift ban on oil exports Updated: Oct-09-15 2:19 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are pleased the U.S. House has approved a bill to lift a 40-year U.S. ban on crude oil exports.
- Analysis: GOP is party desperately in search of a leader Updated: Oct-09-15 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP is a party in chaos, desperately in search of a leader.
- North Dakota delegation applauds court's waterways ruling Updated: Oct-09-15 1:34 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation is applauding a federal appeals court ruling in Cincinnati that blocks nationwide an Obama administration rule giving the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.
- House bill targets health law, Planned Parenthood funds Updated: Oct-09-15 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee approved Republican legislation Friday that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood - and likely lead to a presidential veto.
- Al Franken working on book about his years in Washington Updated: Oct-08-15 7:52 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author.
- Obama nominates Seiler for US Attorney in South Dakota Updated: Oct-08-15 6:51 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - President Barack Obama nominated on Thursday longtime federal prosecutor Randolph Seiler to be the next U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota.
- Judges say crumbling San Antonio courthouse is unsafe Updated: Oct-08-15 5:33 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Members of the Texas Congressional delegation are trying to get approval and funding for a new federal courthouse in San Antonio to replace a building that judges who work there say is crumbling and unsafe.
- House bill would cut prison time for some offenders Updated: Oct-08-15 11:46 am
WASHINGTON - In a rare move for the bitterly partisan House, Republicans and Democrats have come together to propose major legislation that would reduce prison sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders.
- Senate Democrats preparing legislative package to curb guns Updated: Oct-07-15 11:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths.
- House OKs special panel to probe Planned Parenthood Updated: Oct-07-15 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.
- Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama Updated: Oct-07-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.
- Pennsylvania Senate hopefuls give peek at early fundraising Updated: Oct-07-15 5:02 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Two Democrats who just joined the nomination race to challenge for Republican Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate seat are reporting their first quarterly campaign finance tallies.
- Governor candidates to debate on TV without David Vitter Updated: Oct-07-15 4:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter defended his planned absence in the latest TV debate in the Louisiana governor's race, saying his work in Washington is the culprit.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
- Dictator's son says Filipinos care less about Marcos abuses Updated: Oct-07-15 7:16 am
MANILA, Philippines - The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father's rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father's dictatorship, which a popular revolt ended 29 years ago.
- Patrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family Updated: Oct-06-15 5:49 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including that of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.
- After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid Updated: Oct-06-15 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON - South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.
- Hassan's political philosophy shaped by advocacy for son Updated: Oct-06-15 3:16 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democrat Maggie Hassan's career in public service began as a fight to ensure her son Ben, who has cerebral palsy, could participate fully in society. It led to a run for state Senate, then for governor and now, for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Oct-06-15 1:49 pm
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- Ohio senator wants more cash for aging water infrastructure Updated: Oct-06-15 6:36 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator is making another pitch to get more federal money to fight sewage overflows that contribute to algae growth in lakes and rivers.
- Late Philippine dictator's son to run for vice president Updated: Oct-05-15 11:52 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced that he will run for vice president in next year's elections in a new gauge of his family's political clout nearly three decades after they were ousted in a "people power" revolt.
- Senate hopeful Heck backed by most all GOP Nevada lawmakers Updated: Oct-05-15 7:53 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Heck is announcing endorsements from all but three Republicans in the Nevada Legislature.
- Husband of ex-US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth indicted Updated: Oct-05-15 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The husband of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth has been indicted on election law violations in connection with his wife's problematic 2014 campaign.