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Poll: Americans conflicted over equal pay laws

Poll: Americans conflicted over equal pay laws

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A new poll shows that Americans are conflicted when it comes to supporting equal pay laws.
Aileen Graef
Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans voted to block a bill that would make it harder for private employers to pay women less than their male colleagues for the same work.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Poll: Whites trending more Republican

Poll: Whites trending more Republican

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- White Americans lean more Republican now than at any time in the past three administrations, a new Gallup poll finds.
Gabrielle Levy
NRA, Senate Republicans voice opposition for surgeon general pick

NRA, Senate Republicans voice opposition for surgeon general pick

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association has taken a stand against President Obama's nominee to be the 19th U.S. Surgeon General.
Mummified woman believed to have died in 2008 voted in 2010

Mummified woman believed to have died in 2008 voted in 2010

March 12 (UPI) -- A woman found mummified in her garage and believed to have died in 2008 somehow voted in the 2010 midterm elections, according to records.
Aileen Graef

Senate Democrats pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats, showing consensus on the need to address climate change, spoke in a marathon that ended early Tuesday before legislative business began.
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Administration extends sub-standard healthcare policies 2 more years

Administration extends sub-standard healthcare policies 2 more years

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The Obama administration put off more stringent U.S. healthcare policy standards for two years Wednesday, allowing some 500,000 people to keep cheaper coverage.
Voters trust Dems more than GOP, but no advantage seen for elections

Voters trust Dems more than GOP, but no advantage seen for elections

WASHINGTON, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- Americans may trust Democrats more than Republicans, but that hasn't translated to an advantage for the 2014 elections, a Washington Post-ABC poll indicated.

The Issue: Tax reform legislation is Camp's sendoff

Despite indications that his bill was DOA, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp introduced draft legislation that would reform the byzantine -- some say draconian -- U.S. tax code.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
McConnell: No federal tax reform this year

McConnell: No federal tax reform this year

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday Congress "will not be able to finish the job" on tax reform this year.

Cantor predicts GOP to control all of Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., predicted the Republican Party would win back control of the Senate in November and retain control of the House.

Perry to decide on White House run in 18 months

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll decide sometime around August 2015 if he'll make a second run for the White House.

Politics 2014: Timing is everything

The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Political memory sure has been aided and abetted by the Internet, where nothing really is deleted, removed or otherwise pulled out of the public arena.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Republicans criticize expected cuts in Medicare Advantage program

Republicans criticize expected cuts in Medicare Advantage program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner and top Republican leaders have sent a letter to President Obama saying healthcare changes may hurt the Medicare Advantage program.
House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday voted to raise the nation's debt limit without imposing any conditions and sent the bill to the Senate.
Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The White House slammed Senate Republicans Thursday after they blocked a third attempt to extend unemployment benefits.
Waxman retiring after 40 years in U.S. House

Waxman retiring after 40 years in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says he is retiring after 40 years as one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Boehner: 'Obamacare' replacement bill to come

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans plan to introduce a bill to swap President Obama's healthcare law for a lower-cost, "patient-centered" system, Speaker John Boehner said.

Feinstein Benghazi remarks reignite debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Comments by the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee have reignited the Capitol Hill debate over the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Columbia University eyes Obama presidential library

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- New York's Columbia University is taking steps to be selected to house Barack Obama's presidential library, a university official told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Report: Harry Reid would like another 8 years as Senate leader

Report: Harry Reid would like another 8 years as Senate leader

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., indicated he'd like to keep his current job for another eight years, Roll Call reported.
The Issue: 2014 should be a good year for economy

The Issue: 2014 should be a good year for economy

The current year, 2013, has been marked by economic distractions such as the government shutdown, concern over a possible U.S default and a general recalcitrance by lawmakers in Washington.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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