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  • Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican and National Republican Campaign Committee chairman, said he envisions the GOP holding at least 245 seats in the House after November, even the group's Democratic counterpart raised $23 million more this election cycle. (Associated Press)

    Democrats may win at fundraising but still lose to GOP at polls

    With less than 100 days to go before the November election, the National Republican Campaign Committee envisions picking up 11 House seats — even though it has raised $23 million less than its Democratic counterpart.


  • In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. The announcement that the U.S. government had secured Bergdahl's release and that it was freeing five senior Taliban figures from Guantanamo Bay has been portrayed first and foremost as a prisoner exchange. But the four-year history of secret dialogue that led to Saturday's release suggests that the main goal of each side may have been far more sweeping. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

    Inside the Beltway: 'From Benghazi to Bergdahzi'

    "We've gone from Benghazi to Bergdahzi," proclaims a headline at Fark.com, the online news site that specializes in cheeky, often outrageous headlines. This time, however, the headline is not far off the mark.


  • Republicans have grown increasingly frustrated by Majority Leader Harry Reid's strict control of the Senate floor. Using complex parliamentary maneuvers, the Nevada Democrat has blocked the chance to offer amendments on both a bipartisan energy efficiency bill and now on the tax cuts bill. (Associated Press)

    After Reid refuses amendments, Senate Republicans kill tax cuts package

    Saying the foundations of representative government are at stake, Senate Republicans on Thursday filibustered a tax cuts package to protest Democrats' denial of a chance to offer amendments.


  • GOP kills tax cuts package in toxic Senate

    Saying the foundations of representative government are at stake, Senate Republicans on Thursday filibustered a tax cuts package to protest Democrats' denial of a chance to offer amendments.


  • Correction: Congressional Race-Djou story

    In a story April 30 about Republican Charles Djou running for the U.S. House, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Daniel Akaka as the late U.S. Senator. Akaka has retired from the Senate and is living in Hawaii.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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