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Clerks: Mixed turnout for US House runoff in Mississippi

(AP) — Turnout for Tuesday's special election runoff to fill a vacant congressional seat in north Mississippi was sparse in some areas, but strong in the county that is home to the longshot Democratic candidate. Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn are vying to serve most of a two-year term started by Republican Rep. Show More Summary

Rep. Quigley of Chicago to accompany Obama to G-7 Summit in Germany

House Democrat Mike Quigley of Chicago will accompany President Barack Obama at this weekend's G-7 Summit meetings in Germany, a spokeswoman for Quigley said Tuesday.

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home catches fire

The Baltimore home of Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi Committee, caught fire Tuesday. Click to Continue »

Radical Pro-Abortion Group Emily’s List Names Its Top Pro-Life Republican Targets for 2016

EMILY’s List, the political action committee that showers money on Democratic female candidates who back abortion without limits, announced its top House targets for 2016 on Monday. The group is hoping for a better showing than 2014, when despite having a massive financial edge, their candidates came up short. In that year, there were 26 […]

Backlash Against Mass Family Immigrant Detention Grows As Senate Democrats Pile On

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Democratic members in the House and Senate have now signed on to letters rebuking the Obama administration for expanding the practice of detaining immigrant women and children. On Monday, 33 of the 44 Democratic...Show More Summary

House panel votes to repeal health law's medical device tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee has voted to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in approving a separate bill repealing another part of the health law: an independent panel that is supposed to propose ways to reduce Medicare spending.

Grayson’s Criticism of Fellow Democrats on Trade Called ‘Not Helpful’

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) slammed a Florida Democrat whose campaign took a hard edge this week in criticizing a group of fellow Democrats who are leaning in favor of supporting legislation to expedite the passage of trade deals through Congress.

Republicans are more psyched than Democrats about their presidential candidates

Election season is starting to heat up, with a dozen candidates having already declared their bid for the White House in 2016 and a handful of others expected to declare later this month. But before Americans are overwhelmed with caucuses, debates, commercials, scandals, and so on, Pew Research has asked for their opinion on their party's candidates. Show More Summary

In Public Perceptions and Congress, a Disconnect on Trade?

Linda Killian: Fifty-nine percent of liberal Democrats and 62% of independents believe previous free-trade agreements have been good for the U.S., but you wouldn't know that by studying the House.

Watch: Illinois Political Leaders Knock Heads

Illinois Democrats such as House Speaker Michael Madigan and Illinois Republicans such as Gov. Bruce Rauner weren't able to come to a budget compromise that pleased nearly everyone in Springfield by the end of the spring legislative session May 31. Show More Summary

GOP, Democrats differ on priorites as 2016 campaign takes off

As the presidential campaign starts to move past the question of who is and isn't running for the White House, the two parties find themselves setting out on sharply divergent paths to Election Day. Continue reading ? The post GOP, Democrats differ on priorites as 2016 campaign takes off appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Martin O’Malley: All You Need to Know

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

When Bill Clinton wrote to a rising Democratic political star back in 2002 that “I won’t be surprised if you go all the way” to the White House, he had no way of knowing that Martin O’Malley would end up throwing his hat into the presidential ring against Hillary Clinton. That’s just what he did on Saturday. Show More Summary

Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman

Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus. Rep. John Delaney (Md.), a centrist House Democrat, on Friday warned that voices on the left have "hijacked" his party’s message. Oh my gosh, the party of the left has been...Show More Summary

Profiles in Courage: Lawmakers Who Support Fast-Track Will Vote Against It

If the House votes against giving President Obama trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it won’t be because too few members support it. It will be because a lot of members – Democrats and Republicans – who support it will vote against it. Democrats who support it will vote no because [...]

AM News: What Next For NJ & Common Core (Plus Chicago Supe Resigns)

Former Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley Joins Democrats' Race for White House PK12: Among his education achievements as governor was signing into law a bill that made some undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition. Real Test After Christie’s Call to Drop Common Core: What Happens Next? NJ Spotlight: Now what? In the aftermath of Gov. Show More Summary

Are Democrats Prepared to Abandon Obama on Trade?

Lawmakers facing a looming House vote are torn between a president they want to succeed and an issue on which they’ve felt burned before.

Obama's trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House

Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama's bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress remains widespread. At issue is legislation that would give Obama parameters for the...Show More Summary

Obama Trade Deal Hits Opposition in House

“The bruising battle over President Obama’s push for the power to negotiate two potentially far-reaching trade pacts will shift this week to the House, where the White House faces entrenched opposition from Democrats and the stirring of rebellion from the [...]

Obama administration clashes with friends over workers’ comp

President Obama’s administration, with support from House Republicans, is pushing reductions to workers’ compensation for federal employees — to the consternation of fellow Democrats and his union allies. Like the Obama administration, Rep. Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (30 May 2015)

Behold the genius of House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.). House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance. "We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns," Maloney said in a statement....

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