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US Congress kicks World Cup into touch

US Congress kicks World Cup into touch Despite one of their own nearly becoming a pro soccer star, few US lawmakers will join the rest of humanity and drop everything to watch the World Cup. “I have to admit I’m way behind on that,” Senator Bob Casey told AFP. Senator Dick Durbin will watch, “as […]

Defeated U.S. Congress leader Cantor leaves political options open

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leader Eric Cantor took to the airwaves on Sunday to try to rebuild his political reputation after a stunning primary election loss that has shaken the Republican Party, and refused to rule out a future run for public office. But on two Sunday television talk shows, Cantor […]

AP PHOTOS: Cantor loss adds to Congress upsets

After U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's surprising loss in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday night to David Brat, here are some of the other major Congressional upsets that have caught observers off guard. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Report: Rousseff to skip FIFA Congress

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff will not attend Tuesday’s formal opening of the FIFA Congress, a meeting of the world football body’s 209 members, the Sao Paulo newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo reported … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Medicare Advantage lobbying machine steamrolls Congress

Under pressure, Medicare Advantage critics morph into defenders. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs. The action, which does not take effect until December 2015, will allow […]

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dubbing it a "no-brainer," President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday capping monthly student loan payments for 5 million more borrowers at an unknown cost to taxpayers. Obama also threw his support behind legislation that Democrats are using to paint Republicans as blocking relief for Americans inundated by student debt. View full […]

Sweet-Talking Congress 101

University administrators are taking a crash course on how to deflect the feds’ attention as Congress and the White House try to zero in on sex assaults on campuses. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

The Last Serving World War II Veteran Gets Ousted from Congress

Ralph Hall, the 18-term Texas congressman who was defeated in a Republican primary last night, is the last member of the "Greatest Generation" serving in Congress and, at 91, the oldest-ever member of the House of Representatives. Hall, a former Democrat who switched to the GOP in 2004, became a target of Tea Party affliated […]

Immigrant advocates urge Obama to wait for Congress before enacting reform

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. immigrant groups urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to hold off on making changes to how the United States deports undocumented immigrants so as not to anger members of Congress who they believe could pass a broad immigration bill that could be more effective at protecting immigrant rights. […]