Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Remark

A Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives says he misspoke when he used a poor choice of words to describe his feelings about certain agencies of the federal government. During a public forum in Waycross, Bob Johnson, a Savannah surgeon, said he would rather chance more terrorist attacks than have more Americans screened by s... more

Military Service Comment Ignites Ark. Senate Race

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor may have touched a political third rail while fighting for his political life against freshman Rep. Tom Cotton. Pryor, a two-term Democrat whose seat is considered one of the more vulnerable for Republicans to pick up in November, accused his opponent of running for his House seat simply as a means to run for Senate. "... more

House Bill Would Give Federal Workers 3.3% Raise

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would give federal workers a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015, far more than President Barack Obama has requested. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., introduced the bill, which was co-sponsored by several Democrats. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act would provide the pay hike to ... more

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Government

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WASHINGTON - A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can d... more

Military, Officeholders Mourn Ex-US Rep. Skelton

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LEXINGTON, Mo. - Former longtime Missouri congressman Ike Skelton was remembered Monday as one of the military's "most trusted civilians" and one of the nation's most civil statesmen as hundreds gathered to mourn his death. The crowd at Skelton's funeral in his rural Missouri hometown included numerous military leaders and elected officials fro... more

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