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House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., center, and the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, listen as committee member Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., left, questions FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during the committee's hearing regarding allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Jim Himes, Democrat: Paul Ryan controls fate of House intel chairman

- The Washington Times

A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee stopped short of calling for Rep. Devin Nunes to be stripped of his chairmanship over the Republican’s decision to go public with allegations that communications from the Trump transition team were inadvertently intercepted by U.S. spy agencies before sharing the information with Democrats on the panel.

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Ex-US Rep. Stockman expects to be 'vindicated' on charges

Associated Press

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman says he expects "to be vindicated" on allegations he conspired with staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of at least $775,000 that was meant for charitable purposes and voter education.

Fredericks steps aside from IAAF work, to skip council meet

- Associated Press

Frank Fredericks has stepped aside from all his duties at the IAAF and "indicated" he won't attend its council meeting in London next month while he's the subject of an ethics investigation, world athletics head Sebastian Coe said on Saturday.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

- Associated Press

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.

Slow going as Oregon Legislature hits two-month mark

- Associated Press

Lawmakers in Salem are about to wrap up the second month of this roughly five and a half-month session, and yet some of the biggest issues before them have been slow-going at best.

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, speaks during a subcommittee meeting, in Tallahassee, Fla. Republican lawmakers have so far shown unwavering support for stricter policies on immigration, even when those opposing the measures say the language opens up local municipalities to "frivolous litigation" for going against federal court rulings and in some cases the U.S. Constitution. Grant said the potential unconstitutionality of a bill should not prevent them from voting on what they think is right. "I would encourage all of us to put the Florida Supreme Court in the position of telling us that we are wrong," (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Florida legislators take on hard-line immigration policies

- Associated Press

The election of President Donald Trump is giving new impetus to Florida state lawmakers in pushing measures seen as tough on immigration but that have gone nowhere in the Legislature in recent years.

In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 photo, Hilda Ramirez, an immigrant living illegally in the U.S, sits in the sanctuary at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church as she waits to talk to a reporter, Wednesday, in Austin, Texas. Ramirez, from Guatemala, and her son have taken refuge at the church for more than a year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

- Associated Press

Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she'll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church.

Oklahoma state Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, Speaker of the House, answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Oklahoma lawmakers can claim at least one accomplishment nearly halfway through this year's legislative session. They passed legislation that finally brings the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Agenda full as Oklahoma Legislature nears halfway mark

- Associated Press

After two months of work, Oklahoma lawmakers can claim at least one accomplishment: passage of legislation that finally brings the state into compliance with the 2005 federal REAL ID Act, a response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks that imposes tougher requirements for proof of legal U.S. residency to obtain state driver's licenses.

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn't give up on anything easily.

U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, left, Patrick Leahy, right, and Rep. Peter Welch center, hold a town hall meeting with constituents Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Hardwick, Vt. The three-member congressional delegation called the defeat of the Republican health care plan a victory. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Sanders says he'll introduce 'Medicare for all' bill

- Associated Press

Members of Vermont's congressional delegation told hundreds of constituents at a rousing town hall meeting Saturday that the defeat of the Republican health plan was "a victory," with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders telling the cheering crowd that he plans to introduce a "Medicare for all" bill soon.

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

- Associated Press

Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid.