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  • Senate panel keeps domestic budgets frozen for now 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion.

  • Ryan tells Wisconsin Republicans to expand appeal 
    Updated: May-16-15 3:47 pm

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan tells Wisconsin Republicans that the party needs to expand its appeal in order to win the presidency.

  • Walker tells Republicans he transformed Wisconsin story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 2:25 pm

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker told Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday that in his four-plus years in office he has transformed the state by enacting numerous conservative priorities, including defunding Planned Parenthood, legalizing concealed carry and weakening public union power.

  • House GOP plans 2-month extension of highway funds 
    Updated: May-15-15 6:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans introduced a two-month extension of the federal highway and mass transit program Friday, barely two weeks before the government's authority to help finance projects around the country expires.

  • Walker to speak at GOP convention, Kaine at Democrats 
    Updated: May-05-15 11:35 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker is slated to speak at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention later this month, while Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will keynote the state Democratic Party meeting next month.

  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:52 am

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who want Congress to react with caution.

  • GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health law 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:40 am

    Congressional Republicans have yet to unite behind any of the growing number of proposals for responding to a Supreme Court ruling that could void federal subsidies that millions of people use to buy coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The decision is expected by June.

  • After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 7:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will give it up voluntarily to "eliminate this distraction."

  • Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 1:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.

  • Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 8:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage later this spring.

  • Boehner: OK to swap agency budget boosts for other cuts 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 5:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget.