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  • Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

    Congress trying to police itself on insider trading

    Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain some sense of trust by subjecting themselves to tougher penalties for insider trading and requiring that they disclose stock transactions within 30 days.


  • Inside Politics

    he House of Representatives has passed a bill confirming the use of religious symbols at military memorials. It was also voting on legislation to order that a prayer issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on D-Day be installed at the World War II Memorial in Washington.


  • "We still have miles to go before we sleep on this issue," Virginia state Sen. A. Donald McEachin, Henrico Democrat, said of the congressional redistricting. (Associated Press)

    Virginia Assembly's redistricting plan still facing lawsuits

    More than nine months after a congressional redistricting map for Virginia was introduced in the General Assembly, a plan has finally cleared the House and the Senate, but legislators insist the matter is still far from settled.


  • Va. Senate approves House-drawn redistricting map

    The Republican-led Senate on Friday muscled through a House-drawn map drawing new lines for the state's 11 congressional districts in one of the GOP's first noteworthy displays of their newfound power.


  • Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

    In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.


  • Mallory Whitt works at her desk at the offices of the Wikipedia Foundation in San Francisco on Wednesday. Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. (Associated Press)

    Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

    In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.


  • In this Dec. 20, 2011, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks off the floor of the House chamber in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Congress revisiting bruising payroll tax cut fight

    With television lights glaring, 20 lawmakers will gather next week to revisit the fight that consumed Congress before Christmas over renewing a Social Security payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.


  • Quick path continues for Va. redistricting plan

    The Republican-led Senate Privileges and Elections Committee advanced a House-drawn congressional redistricting map Tuesday on a party-line 8-7 vote, continuing the bill's speedy path through the state legislature over objections that it is unconstitutional and dilutes the vote of minorities.


  • Inside Politics

    The House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, has been notified that he received a discounted mortgage from the now-defunct Countrywide Financial Corp.


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