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  • No House floor vote to consider legalizing illegal immigrants

    Democrats lost the first major immigration fight of the year Wednesday after Republicans — voting in unison in the House Budget Committee — rejected an effort to legalize illegal immigrants as part of the 2015 budget.

  • Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class.

  • Va. Senate holds budget hearings

    Advocates and opponents of expanding Medicaid in Virginia revisited familiar arguments Tuesday at a lengthy public hearing over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget.

  • Oregon congressional map pleases both parties

    The 2010 election gave Oregon an evenly divided House of Representatives and a power-sharing agreement between Republicans and Democrats, and the result was a redistricting process that left both parties relatively happy.

  • Defeated GOP sought redrawn Connecticut districts

    While Republicans nationally have maintained their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives aided by redrawn districts, the GOP in Connecticut has lost every congressional race in the past three elections and failed to win a redistricting plan in 2012 aimed at reversing its fortunes.

  • Correction: Democrats-Convention story

    In a story March 29 about the North Dakota Democratic convention, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of House candidate George B. Sinner based on information supplied by the state Democratic Party. Sinner is 60, not 50.

  • Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration, has spoken out about the situation in Syria, saying the U.S. should have intervened militarily and armed the rebels sooner. (Associated Press)

    SOWELL: GOP outreach to blacks is long overdue

    Too many Republicans seem to think that the way to "reach out" is to offer blacks and other minorities what the Democrats are offering them.

  • Maine budget-writing panel approves $42M bill

    The Maine Legislature's budget-writing committee on Friday endorsed a $42 million bill that replenishes the rainy day fund while also restoring money for programs Gov. Paul LePage wanted to cut.

  • Bullying, fireworks bills survive deadline

    Bills surviving Friday's legislative deadline include measures that would crack down on bullying in schools, allow the sale of fireworks and regulate the use of unmanned aerial drones.

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