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Sen. Pat Toomey said his "thoughts and prayers" are with a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is in surgery after her desperate need for an organ transplant set off a debate on Capitol Hill.
Wading into delicate political territory, Rep. Trent Franks on Wednesday said the rate of pregnancy resulting from rape is "very low."
A bipartisan pair of senators filed a bill on Wednesday that aims to reduce the backlog of claims for veterans' disability benefits by pointing applicants to filing methods with the quickest turnaround.
Two House Democrats have filed a measure that would require garments made in Bangladesh and sold at American military bases to come from factories that meet certain fire and building codes.
Former Democratic congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Tom Luken said his city has been besmirched, unfairly, as a result of reports the IRS field office there targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny from 2010 to 2012.
A new survey has found that majorities in more than three dozen countries have a negative view of Iran, a nation that is preparing to elect a new president on Friday and faces near-constant scrutiny over its burgeoning nuclear program.
More Americans view former President George W. Bush favorably than unfavorably for the first time since 2005, a new poll stated.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he thinks public pressure will eventually overwhelm federal lawmakers who have voted against extended background checks prior to gun sales.
Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in Spanish on Tuesday as he made his push for the chamber to pass his immigration bill.
Actor Robert Redford once played a reporter who took on the White House in the 1970s — now, he's challenging President Obama to thwart climate change.
A major labor union launched a blitz of television commercials Tuesday aimed at boosting support for the immigration bill.
Sen. Ron Wyden is taking National Intelligence Director James Clapper to task for failing to give him a straight answer when he asked about potential snooping on Americans during an oversight hearing in March.
Former Rep. Ron Paul says the man who leaked information about secret spying programs may have broken the law, but criticism should be directed at government officials who might be skirting the limits of the law.
A new poll finds Americans have divergent opinions on whether it is all right for the government to track telephone records in the name of fighting terrorism.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker enjoys a comfortable lead over Democratic rivals in New Jersey ahead of party and general elections this year to fill the Senate seat made vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg, according to a new poll.
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