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Labor board head under fire over corruption lawsuit

A pro-business group called for the resignation Tuesday of National Labor Relations Board member Richard Griffin, a recess appointee by President Obama who has been named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit involving allegations of union corruption.

This image taken during an overflight by Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod shows storm damage from Superstorm Sandy in New Haven, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson)

Club for Growth urges rejection of pork-filled Sandy bill

The Club for Growth, the influential anti-spending group, is calling on members of Congress to reject a relief package for the victims of Superstorm Sandy — warning that they will seek to punish lawmakers who support two proposals that together would set aside more than $50 billion for reconstruction efforts in the Northeast.

House Majority Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican (Associated Press)

U.S. House to read Constitution on Tuesday

The House will read the Constitution on the chamber floor on Tuesday, continuing a practice Republicans started two years ago when they reclaimed control and vowed to bring constitutional legislating back to Congress.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican (Associated Press)

Ros-Lehtinen: Hagel may not see Israel as 'ally'

Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, stepping down this year as chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Saturday she has deep concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense, citing in particular his views on Israel and Iran.