By Elaine Donnelly
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Under intense pressure from angry Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner agreed Wednesday to a vote this week on aid for Superstorm Sandy recovery.
New York-area lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger after learning the House Republican leadership had decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey's highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate in 2014 instead.
The Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to repeal a Medicare cost-cutting panel that was part of President Obama's health care overhaul, delivering a carefully-timed blow to his signature accomplishment one day before the two-year anniversary of his signing it into law.
After voting last fall to scrap a long-term care program in President Obama's health care law, House Republicans homed in Wednesday on their next major target in the law by advancing legislation that would repeal a Medicare cost-cutting panel and winning support for the move from a leading Democrat.
Democrats are digging in their heels over a recently suspended part of President Obama's health care law, saying they want to fix the flailing long-term care program instead of repealing it, as Republicans have proposed.
The reading of the Constitution in the U.S. House of Representatives was interrupted Thursday by a woman who shouted, "Except Obama, except Obama," to the venerable document's words on a U.S. citizen's eligibility to be president.
The Food and Drug Administration issued an unprecedented "mea culpa" Thursday, saying it made a mistake in approving a knee implant against the advice of its scientific reviewers.