- McCarthy's pledge to conservatives: 'I'm not John Boehner' Updated: Oct-07-15 4:31 am
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is promising conservative GOP lawmakers "I'm not John Boehner" as he seeks their support to replace Boehner as speaker.
- Medicaid plan gets first public hearing but no vote yet Updated: Oct-06-15 10:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - State lawmakers held the first public hearing Tuesday evening on a new plan to help thousands of Utah's poor get health insurance by expanding Medicaid. They didn't take any action on the plan, however, after hearing hours of testimony from doctors, advocates for the poor and more.
- 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.
- Former US Rep. John Dingell hospitalized for heart procedure Updated: Oct-06-15 5:11 pm
DETROIT - Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, has been hospitalized in Detroit for a heart procedure.
- Panel recommends Rep. Mautino for Illinois Auditor General Updated: Oct-06-15 2:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bipartisan legislative panel on Tuesday recommended longtime state Rep. Frank Mautino to serve as Illinois' next auditor general.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Oct-06-15 1:49 pm
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- 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.
- Lawyer says US Rep. John Conyers doesn't want divorce Updated: Oct-05-15 8:33 pm
DETROIT - A lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the Detroit Democrat doesn't want a divorce and hopes his 25-year marriage stays intact.
- Q&A: How does the House elect a new speaker? Updated: Oct-05-15 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.
- Chaffetz made career by confronting establishment Updated: Oct-05-15 8:09 am
WASHINGTON - One-time college placekicker Jason Chaffetz wants to boot Republican House leaders off their path to promotions.
- Kansas Rep. Huelskamp has no favored speaker candidate yet Updated: Oct-02-15 6:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp says the next U.S. House speaker faces rebuilding the trust of his fellow conservatives.
- Q&A: Gun control prospects in GOP-run Congress remain remote Updated: Oct-02-15 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Another mass shooting, another appearance by a stricken-looking President Barack Obama expressing anguish and frustration over congressional inaction on gun control laws.
- Ex-City Council president seeks divorce from US Rep. Conyers Updated: Oct-02-15 5:33 pm
DETROIT - Disgraced former Detroit City Council president Monica Conyers has filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
- AP Sources: Chaffetz to seek speaker bid against McCarthy Updated: Oct-02-15 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is planning to run for House speaker in a surprise longshot challenge to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
- Former US Rep. Don Edwards, champion of civil rights, dies Updated: Oct-02-15 4:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards of California, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of 100.
- Wichita lawyer Giroux announces challenge to US Rep. Pompeo Updated: Oct-02-15 11:28 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A Democratic Wichita attorney who once served as an assistant prosecutor said he will try to unseat Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo next year.
- Ohio sheriff won't seek Speaker Boehner's House seat Updated: Oct-02-15 8:49 am
HAMILTON, Ohio - A southwest Ohio sheriff has decided to stay out of the race for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur).
- Board postpones vote on another Planned Parenthood review Updated: Oct-01-15 6:51 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's Legislative Audit Council postponed voting Thursday on whether to launch another state investigation into Planned Parenthood.
- Treasury: Nov. 5 deadline for Congress to act on debt limit Updated: Oct-01-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The deadline for Congress to increase the government's borrowing limit is coming earlier than expected, moving up to about Nov. 5.
- Dem Rep. Atkins skips run for Minnesota congressional seat Updated: Oct-01-15 2:55 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Veteran Minnesota state Rep. Joe Atkins is passing on a run for Congress.
- Obama signs stopgap spending bill that averts shutdown Updated: Sep-30-15 8:21 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown and gives Congress and the president about 10 more weeks to fashion a longer-lasting budget deal.
- North Carolina primaries officially on March 15 with signing Updated: Sep-30-15 7:57 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday signed into law a move for all of North Carolina's primaries next year to March 15, including the political parties' presidential contests. A $2 billion bond referendum also is expected on statewide ballots that day.
- North Carolina lawmakers end protracted session after 4 a.m. Updated: Sep-30-15 7:12 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fitting to this year's theme of protraction and delays, the North Carolina General Assembly session wrapped up its 8½-month session in the middle of the night Wednesday, only after lawmakers waited nearly four hours for one final bill.
- Congress OKs deal to finish over-budget Denver VA hospital Updated: Sep-30-15 6:38 pm
DENVER - Congress approved a deal on Wednesday to let the Veterans Affairs Department complete a vastly over-budget medical center outside Denver, ending months of uncertainty about the future of the ambitious project.
- Comer, Pape to vie for retiring Rep. Whitfield's seat Updated: Sep-30-15 5:22 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield and the second-place finisher in Kentucky's Republican primary for governor both say they want to replace the retiring 11-term congressman in next year's election.