The chairman of the House Budget Committee said Thursday that Republicans are considering a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit if it can pave the way for serious deficit-reduction discussions with President Obama and Senate Democrats.
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House leaders reappointed the board of directors for a Congressional ethics panel Wednesday, officially allowing the House-funded investigative unit to remain up and running.
The CEO of Whole Foods compared President Obama's health care law to "fascism" in a radio interview on Wednesday, a turnabout from earlier comments in which he compared the signature reforms to socialism.
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The National Rifle Association said Wednesday it looks forward to working on a bipartisan basis with Congress "to find real solutions to protecting America's most valuable asset — our children."
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One day after President Obama agreed to use license plates that call attention to the D.C. resident's lack of voting rights in Congress, city leaders unveiled a large banner at city hall that will highlight their constituents' plight during Mr. Obama's inauguration parade.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that he supports closing the gun-show loophole and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines, and said he'll convene the first hearings surrounding the Sandy Hook school shooting.
On the same day he is proposing to place restrictions on the Second Amendment right to bear arms, President Obama issued a proclamation celebrating the First Amendment by declaring Wednesday as Religious Freedom Day.
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The right to petition the White House for redress of citizens' grievances, from deporting CNN anchor Piers Morgan to states asking to secede, just got more burdensome.
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