Longtime House Democrat running for re-election
March 17th, 2014
11:25 AM ET
5 months ago

Longtime House Democrat running for re-election

(CNN) - Rep. Collin Peterson won't be joining the growing list of longtime House members who've announced in the past few months that they'll retire at the end of the year rather than bid for re-election.

The Democratic congressman from Minnesota said Monday that he's running in November for a 13th term in the House. Peterson, who represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, which runs along the state's western border with North and South Dakota, made the news on radio station KFGO in Fargo, before making a scheduled formal announcement at a campaign event.

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Filed under: 2014 • House • House of Representatives • Minnesota
House passes 50th bill to undo Obamacare
March 5th, 2014
05:43 PM ET
5 months ago

House passes 50th bill to undo Obamacare

(CNN) - The House on Wednesday passed another bill aimed at derailing Obamacare - the 50th time the GOP-led chamber has tried to repeal or alter President Barack Obama's signature health law in the past three years.

Obama joked last week ahead of the vote.

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Filed under: House of Representatives • Obamacare
Poll: Anti-incumbent feelings at all time high
March 4th, 2014
09:38 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Anti-incumbent feelings at all time high

Washington (CNN) - Eight months to the day before Election Day 2014, anti-incumbent sentiments are at a record high, according to a new national poll.

And an ABC News/Washington Post survey also indicates that with control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs this November, Republicans have a slight advantage over Democrats in the states holding Senate elections.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • House • House of Representatives • Senate
'Jeopardy' winner to retire from Congress
February 18th, 2014
02:35 PM ET
5 months ago

'Jeopardy' winner to retire from Congress

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Rush Holt, an eight-term Democrat from New Jersey, nuclear physicist, and five-time "Jeopardy" winner, announced Tuesday that he'll retire at the end of the year rather than run for re-election in November.

"There is no hidden motive for my decision. As friends who have worked with me know, I have never thought that the primary purpose of my work was re-election and I have never intended to make service in the House my entire career."

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Filed under: 2014 • House • House of Representatives • New Jersey
GOP pushes Obama on bipartisanship
February 1st, 2014
09:50 AM ET
6 months ago

GOP pushes Obama on bipartisanship

Washington (CNN) - Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to find "bipartisan common ground" on initiatives he highlighted in his State of the Union address while faulting the administration for impeding progress on important issues.

In the GOP weekly address, a quartet of Republicans expressed hope that they can find a path forward on policy areas but blamed the White House and Democrats in the Senate for not moving forward on bills where "the House has already acted."

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Another House retirement in a swing district
January 14th, 2014
02:03 PM ET
7 months ago

Another House retirement in a swing district

Washington (CNN) - The list of House members retiring at the end of the year rather than running for re-election keeps growing.

Democratic Rep. Bill Owens of New York State announced Tuesday that he won't seek another term, leaving another competitive seat open for the midterms.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Owens • Congress • DCCC • House of Representatives • NRCC
Trey Radel returns to Capitol Hill after cocaine bust, treatment
January 7th, 2014
08:06 PM ET
7 months ago

Trey Radel returns to Capitol Hill after cocaine bust, treatment

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, returned to work on Capitol Hill Tuesday for the first time after pleading guilty to cocaine possession last November.

He repeatedly apologized for his actions and insisted he's not yet thinking about re-election to another term.
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Bob Barker says 'the choice is right'
December 12th, 2013
09:11 AM ET
8 months ago

Bob Barker says 'the choice is right'

(CNN) - Bob Barker is taking sides in a Republican primary for a vacant U.S. House seat in Florida.

The former longtime host of "The Price is Right" stars in a new TV commercial for David Jolly, who is running to succeed his one-time boss, the late Rep. Bill Young, who died earlier in October.

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Filed under: Florida • House of Representatives
Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast
December 3rd, 2013
01:11 PM ET
8 months ago

Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday joined a fast aimed at encouraging the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The freshman Democratic congressman from Massachusetts is among six activists who will replace current members of the "Fast for Families" group, many of whom are too weak to continue after 22 days of foregoing any sustenance except water. The group has been camped out on the National Mall  to protest the lack of progress on immigration measures pending in the House.
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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives • Immigration
November 21st, 2013
09:30 PM ET
8 months ago

The congressman made drug admission - but the speaker could decide his future

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner has a liability on his hands.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, has taken a leave of absence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

Boehner has been praised by congressional watchdogs for having little tolerance for derelict members of Congress.

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