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  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:54 pm
  • OAKDALE, Pennsylvania - Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

  • Shumlin says transportation funds critical 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:41 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging leaders in Congress to replenish the federal transportation fund so Vermont can move forward with road and bridge projects that he says are critical to job growth, public safety and the health of the state.

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:42 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

  • Longtime Wisconsin GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:12 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - U.S. Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he plans to retire, ending a 35-year career as a moderate Republican from east-central Wisconsin.

  • La. congressman rebuffs calls for his resignation 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:46 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.

  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:19 pm
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

  • AP source: GOP chair pushes McAllister resignation 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:58 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Captured on tape kissing another man's wife, a married Republican congressman was urged Wednesday by the leader of the Louisiana GOP to resign from the seat he's only held since November.

  • Unemployment benefits bill headed to House 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:06 am
  • WASHINGTON - Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.

  • Heritage Foundation leader to speak in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:25 am
  • CINCINNATI - A conservative leader will be featured at an April 25 reception hosted in southwest Ohio by national and state groups.

  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:14 am
  • WASHINGTON - At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Big donors may give even more under court's ruling 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties.

  • Health care sign-ups surge - will they save Dems? 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected comeback after a disastrous rollout sent his poll numbers plummeting and stirred fears among Democrats facing re-election this fall.

  • Obama signs bill temporarily fixing Medicare fees 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:06 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

  • Allen, Stone clash in GOP debate for Barrow's seat 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:42 pm
  • STATESBORO, Georgia - Two Republicans seeking a second chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Barrow of Augusta debated Monday whether the U.S. House's GOP leaders should be taken to task during the primary campaign in eastern Georgia's 12th District.

  • DC mayor signs pot decriminalization bill 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:45 pm
  • WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.

  • GOP Michigan Rep. Camp to retire 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and an advocate for overhauling the federal tax code, announced Monday that he will retire after 24 years in Congress.

  • Iowa praised, but no states mimic mapping system 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:57 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's redistricting process is often held out as the national model for how states should handle the once-a-decade process.

  • Obama, Francis find common ground - and divisions 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:36 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control.

  • Oklahoma congressional candidates field questions 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:18 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Three of the Republican candidates vying for Oklahoma's open 5th Congressional District seat in Oklahoma City touted their conservative credentials on Wednesday and fielded questions from members of a grassroots conservative group.

  • Senate hears pleas for gas exports to Europe 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Calls to begin U.S. natural gas exports to Europe to counter Russian influence across the continent grew louder Tuesday amid concerns that Russia will move deeper into Ukraine.