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Internet chief allays fears over ICANN transition

Internet chief allays fears over ICANN transition

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Fears over control of the Internet came into sharp relief as lawmakers voted to stall plans to relinquish U.S. government oversight of key Internet regulations.
Gabrielle Levy
Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Republican David Jolly won a closely fought battle against Democrat Alex Sink to win Florida's 13th District, winning by a narrow margin of 3,400 votes.
Ananth Baliga

FCC chairman says agency not interested in restricting speech freedoms

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission told the Republican leader of a House committee his agency has "no intention" of regulating freedoms of speech or press.

GOP Rep. Gary Miller to retire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gary G. Miller, R-Calif., will retire from Congress, handing Democrats a prime pickup opportunity in a left-leaning district, party leaders said.
The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

The Issue: Healthcare debate: Second verse, same as the first

It's deja vu all over again when hearings before two House panels over the flubbed roll-out of healthcare.gov expanded to a denunciation of the Affordable Care Act in general.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2014: Will voters shut out GOP in 2014 because of shutdown?

Politics 2014: Will voters shut out GOP in 2014 because of shutdown?

Americans may be holding congressional Republicans responsible for the partial shutdown of the federal government, but it's too soon to tell that ire will affect next year's midterm elections.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Republican from Louisiana won't seek re-election to Congress in 2014

Republican from Louisiana won't seek re-election to Congress in 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Six-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., said he's grown weary of Washington's partisan politics and won't seek re-election next year.
House Speaker Boehner prolific fundraiser for the party

House Speaker Boehner prolific fundraiser for the party

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner may have problems keeping the caucus united, but data from his office indicate the Ohio Republican has no difficulty as a fundraiser.
The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

Congressional Republicans and Democrats began voicing their displeasure over U.S. President Obama's 2014 budget plan, either saying it didn't go far enough to cut spending, or it raised taxes or it intruded too much on entitlements or left seniors in a lurch.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama put Medicare and Social Security back on the table, along with funding universal pre-kindergarten in his version of the budget.

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Obama: Fiscal priority growth, not deficit

Obama: Fiscal priority growth, not deficit

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said his priority was averting an economic slowdown, not balancing the budget in 10 years, House Republicans said after meeting with him.

Algeria: Canadian managed gas plant attack

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian played a key role for the insurgents who attacked an Algerian gas plant that left at least 37 foreign hostages dead, Algeria's prime minister said.

Republicans vow outreach to minorities

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Republican leaders at the annual House GOP's issues conference held in Williamsburg, Va., said they are pledging to expand their reach to minorities and women.
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.

Obama wins Oregon; GOP takes one of five House seats

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Barack Obama won the presidential vote in Oregon Tuesday and the Democrats captured four of the five seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs.

Pending regulations threaten to put 'handcuffs' Internet

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties expressed concern Thursday over pending international proposals to regulate the Internet.
DAVID UNGER, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Jobless bill means faster mobile downloads

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The jobless-benefits bill Congress approved Friday will mean mobile devices like smartphones will eventually have faster broadband connections, lawmakers said.
Obama calls Boehner and Reid on tax cut

Obama calls Boehner and Reid on tax cut

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama told House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid he's ready to work with Congress to extend the tax cut for a full year.
GOP vows different operation of House

GOP vows different operation of House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- When the Republican party assumes the U.S. House majority in January, it will run more openly to the public, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Saturday.
Boehner names transition committee chair

Boehner names transition committee chair

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- House Republican leader John Boehner Wednesday named Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., to lead the team that will prepare the chamber in the transition to GOP majority.

GOP: Quit House tax debate and vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., in the party's weekly radio and Internet address, said too much time has been wasted debating the Democrats' plan to raise taxes.

Analysis: Proliferation program effective?

A nuclear non-proliferation initiative came under recent attack in Congress after a report accused the program of failing to accomplish its original purpose.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

FCC chair restates opposition to doctrine

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman, in a letter Thursday to Congress, renewed his opposition to attempts to revive the Fairness Doctrine.

Caucus: Do not blame Congress for bad beer

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- One of the fastest growing areas of bipartisanship in Washington finds U.S. House of Representatives members brewing good relations and good beer.
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