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McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

Sen. Mitch McConnell kicked off his new role as majority leader Wednesday by holding out hope for compromise with Democrats on some of the nation's toughest issues,... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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White House says it will veto bill to approve Keystone oil pipeline

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill approving the much-delayed Keystone... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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GOP takes charge as new Congress convenes

Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Injuries force Harry Reid to skip opening session of Senate

With a bandage across one eye and a black bruise near his jaw, the Senate's top Democrat offered a personal account of his injury last week that forced him to miss the... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Orrin Hatch and Mia Love ready for new roles

Dressed in sleek running gear with her hair tucked under a cap, Rep.-elect Mia Love stopped briefly by her new congressional office Monday to check in with her staff. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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