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Arizona man joins Wyoming congressional race to protest no-show by Democrats

An openly gay former college professor who lives in Arizona said on Friday he is running as the Democratic candidate for the lone U.S. House of Representatives seat in Wyoming to protest the absence of other Democrats seeking the office in the conservative state.     Richard Grayson, 63, said the fact he is a liberal […]

Congressional negotiators agree on water bill

Water projects that would be authorized over the next 10 years under a compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators. The bill needs the approval of the full House and Senate, which are expected to … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Clay Aiken wins NC Dem congressional primary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

US congressional panel passes Venezuela sanctions bill

A US congressional panel passed a bill Friday that would impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela. The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the \"Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act,\" clearing a first legislative hurdle. The vote was met with applause from dozens of people who traveled […]

US congressional panel backs Venezuela sanctions

A US congressional panel passed a bill that would impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela. The House Foreign Affairs Committee's vote was met with applause from dozens of people who traveled to Washington from several US cities to pressure lawmakers, the White House, and the Organization of […]

Alanis Morissette Records Campaign Theme Song for Congressional Candidate

If you are a Congressional candidate running in a district that includes celebrity hotspots like Malibu, Beverly Hills and Bel Air, you have to step up your game. And that’s exactly what Marianne Williamson did. Williamson, who is running to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, a… View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Congressional race in SW Florida heats up

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Republican voters of southwest Florida have either been entertained or appalled by the allegations made by the candidates seeking to replace their congressman, who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Democrat Alex Sink bows out of Florida congressional race

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Democrat Alex Sink said on Tuesday she would not run in November for the congressional seat she failed to win last month in a close special election that garnered national attention. Sink, the state's former chief financial officer, confirmed her decision on Twitter and in a statement […]

Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Congressional Candidate Bob Marshall Is Basically the Culture War’s Four-Star General

But Bob Marshall, Virginia candidate running for Congress, regrets almost nothing. That's according to an interview in the Washington Times, which walks through Marshall's history of remarks on disabled children (they can be God's punishment to women who have had abortions), incest (sometimes, it's "voluntary"), and the Supreme Court (Justice Kennedy is probably "a homosexual"). […]