GOP congressman to announce retirement
April 11th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
3 months ago

GOP congressman to announce retirement

Washington (CNN) - Add Rep. Tom Petri to the growing list of House members who are retiring at the end of the year rather than running for re-election.

The Wisconsin Republican's office put out a statement Friday that the 17-term congressman will make a statement on Monday at a town hall in Neenah, Wisconsin, "announcing that he will not be a candidate for reelection to Congress."
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Filed under: 2014 • Wisconsin
Obamacare combatants fight for attention
Opponents of Obama health care legislation rally on the sidewalk during the third and final day of legal arguments over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court in Washington, March 28, 2012. (REUTERS /JONATHAN ERNST /LANDOV)
September 10th, 2013
11:54 AM ET
11 months ago

Obamacare combatants fight for attention

Updated 9/10/2013 at 1:48pm

Washington (CNN) – It's been pushed off the radar the past couple of weeks by the 24/7 media coverage over whether Congress should authorize a military strike against Syria, but the bitter partisan battle over the new national health care law claws its way back into the spotlight on Tuesday.

Proponents of the drive to defund the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, take to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to hold an afternoon rally. A couple of hours earlier supporters of the law held their own gathering on Capitol Hill to push back against what they call Republican attempts to "sabotage" the health care law.
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Filed under: Congress • Health care
Boehner throws polling punch on president
July 31st, 2013
12:07 PM ET
12 months ago

Boehner throws polling punch on president

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is tweaking President Barack Obama over the president's poll numbers.

Asked by reporters Wednesday about Obama's strategy of holding events across the country to push policies and proposals on the economy, Boehner at first declined to comment.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Polls • President Obama
Back to the future for Mark Sanford
May 15th, 2013
07:54 PM ET
1 year ago

Back to the future for Mark Sanford

Washington (CNN) – Mark Sanford is a member of Congress, again.

The former Republican governor of South Carolina, whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an extramarital affair, was sworn in Wednesday to the House of Representatives.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina