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House GOP seeks stricter work requirements on food stamps

Republicans controlling the House are proposing sweeping new work mandates on the nation’s more than 40 million food stamp recipients as they kick off debate on a politically freighted election-year …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Rosa Parks house to be shown, after trans-Atlantic odyssey

The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as …


San Diego selling $1 lots: Is this the future of ‘affordable housing’ for the middle class?

What does it take for a middle-class family to be able to buy a house in San Diego, with the county median home price at $540,000 and the median individual …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Trump at last denounces abuse; Kelly’s future in doubt

President Donald Trump at last broke his silence Wednesday to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. …


House votes to overhaul system for reporting harassment

The House passed legislation Tuesday to overhaul how members of Congress and their staffs report sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, a response to reports about the current system’s tangle of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Senate celebrates budget deal – but shutdown still possible

Senate leaders brokered a long-elusive budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals …


House GOP plans stopgap spending bill with Pentagon funding

House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

‘This is really going to sound strange.’ Texas house stolen

A Houston couple has reported a house heist – as in, their vacation home was stolen.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Arizona House votes to kick out lawmaker over sex misconduct

The Arizona House voted Thursday to kick out a Republican Rep. Don Shooter for sexual misconduct, making him the first state lawmaker in the U.S. expelled since the #MeToo movement …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

House intel committee votes to release classified memo

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump favors “full transparency” as Republicans on the House intelligence committee move toward an unprecedented vote on whether to release classified information …


Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper sells Connecticut home

Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home of more three decades.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s 1-year festivities

President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he’s facing a government …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a …


Trump pledges ‘total support’ for Pa. House candidate

President Donald Trump is pledging “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in the Republican column in the first congressional race of the year.


Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

President Donald Trump’s puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law – with a new restriction …


Bozeman lawmaker pulls out of U.S. House race

Democratic state Rep. Tom Woods of Bozeman has pulled out of the U.S. House race, citing a lack of financial support.


In race critical to Virginia House control, GOP urges judges to stick by ballot ruling

Republicans on Friday asked a Virginia three-judge panel to stick by its decision to count a disputed ballot in a squeaker legislative race for the GOP, a ruling that threw …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years

Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers’ offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual …


Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

Two Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced three years ago but have come …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

House ethics panel: Nunes didn’t leak classified information

The House Ethics Committee has cleared the chairman of the House intelligence committee on a complaint that he may have leaked classified information.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Inslee opposes House bill on Snake River dams and salmon

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners’ rights

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on …


Donald Trump Jr. in private interview with House panel

Donald Trump Jr. was being interviewed Wednesday in private as part of the House intelligence committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a …


Thirty-four House Republicans press GOP leader on immigration

A group of 34 House Republicans on Tuesday asked Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as …


Lawmakers work to reconcile dueling House, Senate tax bills

Significant differences separate the massive tax packages passed by the House and Senate on estate taxes, health care and a prized deduction for home mortgage interest, though Republican leaders are …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

House GOP unveils plan to avert government shutdown

House GOP leaders have unveiled a plan to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22.