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Florida Democrat Alex Sink declines rematch with Rep. David Jolly, winner of special election

Florida Democrat Alex Sink declines rematch with Rep. David Jolly, winner of special election

TAMPA, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost a close race for Florida governor in 2010, said she does not plan a rematch of last month's special election for Congress.
Frances Burns
House votes to approve Ryan budget

House votes to approve Ryan budget

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The House approved a budget that claims it would balance the budget by cutting $5.1 trillion over a decade and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Gabrielle Levy
Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

WAUKEE, Iowa, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaking to religious conservatives in Iowa, said the United States "cannot expect the blessing of God" on its economy.
Frances Burns
U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

April 2 (UPI) -- A budget proposal puts U.S. energy production at the top of the list of ways to generate new revenue, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
Daniel J. Graeber
WH budget director raises possibilities of talks with Ryan

WH budget director raises possibilities of talks with Ryan

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- An opening to negotiate a spending increase with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., may be present, White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell said.
Clinton tops Christie, Ryan, Paul in N.Y., N.J., Virginia polls

Clinton tops Christie, Ryan, Paul in N.Y., N.J., Virginia polls

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 4 (UPI) -- A majority of people in New Jersey, New York and Virginia view former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton favorably, polls released Tuesday indicate.
President Obama submits $3.9 trillion budget proposal

President Obama submits $3.9 trillion budget proposal

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- President Obama released his budget proposal Tuesday that seeks $3.9 trillion in spending, including $56 billion in new spending above the cap in place.
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.

Ryan report: Welfare programs making poverty worse

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- House Budget Committee leader Paul Ryan of Wisconsin delivered a 204-page critique of the nation's anti-poverty programs Monday, saying they make poverty worse.

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
Senate Dems to not write budget for fiscal 2015

Senate Dems to not write budget for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats said they don't plan on writing a fiscal 2015 budget because they reached a two-year deal in December with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
GOP's Ryan to face challenge for House Ways and Means Committee chair

GOP's Ryan to face challenge for House Ways and Means Committee chair

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Texas congressman Friday said he would challenge Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for the chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee next year.
Christie, Romney raise $1M from 20 people

Christie, Romney raise $1M from 20 people

BOSTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Christie and Mitt Romney raised $1 million at a Boston fundraiser that was moved at the last minute due to media attention, a Republican group said.

CPAC un-invites American Atheists from annual convention

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The non-profit American Atheists won't participate in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because the group distorted its intent, CPAC said.
Poll: Clinton sweeps 2016 Republican field in battleground state Ohio

Poll: Clinton sweeps 2016 Republican field in battleground state Ohio

HAMDEN, Conn., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton swept a 2016 field of Republicans in hypothetical presidential match-ups in Ohio, a Quinnipiac poll indicated.
Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday.

Senate OKs bill restoring military pension COLA cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday approved a House-passed bill to restore cuts in pensions for younger military retirees that had been part of a bipartisan budget deal.
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.
The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

Healthcare reform is either an economic engine that will lead to an increase in jobs and reduction in the U.S. budget deficit or it's a disincentive for people to work and companies to hire employees, and will drag down the economy.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Boehner: Obama spoiled immigration reform

Boehner: Obama spoiled immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner blamed President Obama for all but ending chances U.S. immigration laws will be overhauled this year.

Report: House GOP to abandon debt-ceiling demands

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders have given up plans to demand concessions from Democrats in return for raising the U.S. debt limit, a Capitol Hill newspaper reported.
Romney in 2016? Not likely, advisers say

Romney in 2016? Not likely, advisers say

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Some are wondering, might former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney run for president again? No, say advisers.
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.

Ryan: Broad U.S. immigration reform 'clearly in doubt'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform this year is "clearly in doubt," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Paul Ryan: United States has 'increasingly lawless presidency'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the United States has "an increasingly lawless presidency" and accused President Obama of circumventing the Constitution.
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