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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called for an ethics investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner’s actions in conducting online affairs with at least six women over the past three years.
Democrats Want Weiner to Go
By Anna Palmer, John Stanton
While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short of calling for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, her demand for an ethics investigation into his online affairs clearly signaled that her Caucus thinks it's time for him to go.
Weiner’s Political Fate Still Unanswered in N.Y.
By Steven T. Dennis
The vote Democrats have been dreading comes today when they’re forced to choose between two powerful constituencies — retailers and banks.
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By Shira Toeplitz
It was supposed to be another sleepy election cycle in the Sooner State. But Rep. Dan Boren’s (D) surprise retirement announcement Tuesday kicks off the first competitive race in Oklahoma in almost a decade.
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By Neda Semnani
In what may be a first for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, he made a very funny joke and everyone actually laughed.
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N.Y. Poll: Voters Think Weiner Should Stay in Office
Republicans have begun calling on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) to resign, but a slim majority of New York City voters believe the embattled Congressman should hold on to his seat, according to polling released by Marist College on Tuesday night.
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In the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), private companies have made tens of thousands of dollars off upgraded security contracts with Members of Congress.
In response to projected budget cuts, the Government Printing Office plans to eliminate 330 jobs, including 25 percent of its management positions.
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By Norman Ornstein
The decision by Peter Diamond to withdraw his nomination for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board is yet another sign that the nomination and confirmation process is seriously out of whack.
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In a wave election year for Democrats, in a state with a substantial minority population and as he won the presidency in a landslide, Barack Obama lost Georgia to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by 5 points.
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California Members will get the first glimpse into their political futures later this week, when the state’s independent redistricting commission releases its first draft of the new Congressional district maps.
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Many Hill staffers have a pet cause. As a former foster care child who bounced around the system, Betty Krupa’s cause is also her mission.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday said that while he views Rep. Anthony Weiner's salacious Twitter scandal as a distraction, he believes the embattled New York Democrat should resign.
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Former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson announced Tuesday that Bryce Dustman will manage her Senate campaign.
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Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin (left) and Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Blumenthal talk before the panel’s hearing on for-profit colleges June 7. Republicans boycotted the hearing, saying the chairman is trying to embarrass institutions instead of finding solutions to reports of deceitful marketing and recruiting practices by some adult education programs.
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A federal judge in Virginia reaffirmed his ruling Tuesday that may allow corporations to donate money to candidates for Congress and the White House for the first time in more than a century.
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Likely Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is scheduled to hold a Washington, D.C., fundraiser next week, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by Roll Call.
Partisan bickering over the economy flared on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans in the Senate accusing each other of obstructing job-growth legislation for political gain.
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