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Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare

Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Republican congressional leaders plan a listening tour to help develop an alternative to President Obama's healthcare plan, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy says.
Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress and fans of the political drama "House of Cards" act out scenes from the show.
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Gay candidate's ad shows GOP diversity, LCR says

A U.S. congressional campaign ad that shows the candidate's same-sex partner echoes Republican Party diversity, a GOP gay and lesbian rights group chief said.
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House leaders to Obama: 'We haven't given up on working with you'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders told President Obama they want to work with him, offering several House-passed bills languishing in the Senate as starting points.

House leader says GOP immigration plan may call for legal status

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A top U.S. House Republican says a GOP immigration reform plan will likely call for legal status but no path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

N.C. hospital fires nurse accused of cuffing boy to porch

MONROE, N.C., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man accused of handcuffing a boy to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck has been axed from his hospital job, a hospital spokesman said.

Judge derails California's bullet train for now

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- California's bullet train faces delays after a judge ruled the state may not use voter-approved bond revenue for construction of the $68 billion project.

McCarthy: Full dismantling of Iran's nuclear program is not necessary

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Sunday that President Barack Obama should not oversell the nuclear deal with Iran.
Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

Obama: 'How business is done in this town has to change'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama thanked Democrats and Republicans for a deal to open government and avoid default, but ripped the brinksmanship leading to the shutdown.
Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress Monday failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline, effectively shutting down the federal government.

Obamacare's toll on jobs, insurance costs subject to debate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans claimed President Obama's looming healthcare reform act was already costing jobs and causing insurance premiums to soar.
Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

Leave La. school voucher program alone, GOP leaders urge U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans said a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Louisiana's school voucher program could deny "countless children" a better education.

Immigration reform protesters converge on Bakersfield, Calif.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Immigration reform activists traveled to Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday to hold a rally at the office of a congressman they say has been delaying reform.

Nancy Pelosi is wealthiest among U.S. House leadership

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Financial disclosure reports reveal former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are the two wealthiest U.S. House leaders.
Republican congressman posts shot of himself and Kate Upton

Republican congressman posts shot of himself and Kate Upton

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Supermodel Kate Upton's 21st birthday party became public when a Republican leader in the U.S. House posted a snapshot online.
A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Politics, entertainment and the news media blended in Washington Saturday for what has become called the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

GOP rank and file concerned over divide with House leaders

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. House members expressed concern fractures within the party may hurt its efforts during debt-ceiling talks this summer, The Hill reported Friday.
Obama blames GOP for sequester stall

Obama blames GOP for sequester stall

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told Newport News, Va., shipyard workers drastic budget cuts due to kick in Friday will weaken the economy.

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Ryan's fiscal cliff vote under microscope

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, coming off his failed vice presidential bid, says he voted for the fiscal cliff compromise because it leaves the nation "better off."
Boehner: 'I don't hold grudges'

Boehner: 'I don't hold grudges'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday he won't retaliate against the Republicans who tried to orchestrate a coup against him.
Cliff averted, now what?

Cliff averted, now what?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Business leaders and deficit-reduction hawks say the "fiscal cliff" deal passed by the U.S. Congress is positive because it averts tax hikes, but falls short.

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Obama, congressional leaders to meet

Obama, congressional leaders to meet

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will meet with leaders of Congress to try to avert tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next week, a White House official said.
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