July 30th, 2013
08:10 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP attacks its female deficit in Congress

Washington (CNN) - If you're a Republican woman, the GOP wants you. To run for Congress, that is.

The Grand Old Party holds a majority of seats in the House of Representatives. Yet of 234 Republican members, only 19 are women.

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Filed under: Congress • Republicans
Republicans up pressure on Obama over Rice
November 20th, 2012
06:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans up pressure on Obama over Rice

(CNN) – Republicans this week increased pressure on President Barack Obama to drop any thought of nominating U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as secretary of state.

In a letter to Obama, 97 House Republicans questioned Rice's credibility "at home and around the world" after her "misleading" public statements about the origin of the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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Filed under: 2012 • House Republicans • President Obama • Susan Rice
Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales
July 30th, 2012
10:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales

Washington (CNN) - Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Longtime gun control advocates Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-New York, introduced the bill that they said would prevent buyers from purchasing unlimited quantities of ammunition through the Internet or through the mail. The bill would also require ammunition dealers to report bulk ammo sales to law enforcement.

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Filed under: Congress • Gun rights
Sen. Leahy, Democrat of Gotham City?
July 10th, 2012
06:31 PM ET
7 months ago

Sen. Leahy, Democrat of Gotham City?

Washington (CNN) – With public approval ratings hovering around a disappointing 20%, Congress could use a super hero in its ranks.

But lawmakers may have to settle on a cameo appearance in a Hollywood action film by one of their own: Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.
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Filed under: Patrick Leahy • Vermont
Rep. Jackson's ailments 'more serious than initially believed'
July 5th, 2012
04:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Jackson's ailments 'more serious than initially believed'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., on a leave of absence from Congress since early June, is suffering from a medical condition more serious than initially disclosed, his office revealed Thursday.

Jackson Communications Director Frank Watkins said in a written statement that the nine-term Illinois Democrat "is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility." and "will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter."

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Filed under: Jesse Jackson
Contraception fight heats up
February 15th, 2012
08:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Contraception fight heats up

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's shift on the thorny issue of contraception insurance coverage announced last week was no compromise at all, congressional opponents said Wednesday.

The president is "using the strong arm of government to force all Americans to pay for drugs and procedures that may violate" their religious beliefs and rights, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, said during a Capitol Hill news conference.
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Filed under: Congress • Faith • President Obama