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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 […]

Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. "We have a congenital defect to not vote in midterm elections," he said at a fundraising reception for Democratic Senate candidates. "The midterm comes […]

Pelosi names Democrats to U.S. House panel on Benghazi

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the five members of her party who will serve on a special panel investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. After weeks of deliberating over whether to participate in a Republican-led panel that […]

Pelosi inclined to appoint Democrats to Benghazi panel: senior aide

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi "is now leaning toward" appointing Democratic members to a special panel investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a senior Democratic aide said on Wednesday. Negotiations between Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner on the operation […]

U.S. Democrats to target companies moving overseas to dodge taxes

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Corporate tax-dodging deals known as inversions, in which a U.S. multinational shifts its tax domicile to a lower-tax country, would be restricted under legislation to be proposed in both houses of Congress by Democrats on Tuesday. Representative Sander Levin and Senator Carl Levin, brothers from Michigan, will both propose […]

Democrats mull boycotting House Benghazi probe

US House Democrats remained divided Friday over whether to participate in the newly-created panel to investigate the Benghazi attacks of 2012, a probe Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed as a \"political stunt.\" Democratic and Republican staffers huddled behind closed doors to thrash out the terms of the select committee that the House of Representatives approved […]

Democrats struggle to win over skeptical Americans on Obamacare

By Susan Cornwell SOMERSWORTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the Congress have grown more confident in recent months about their ability to use the president's signature healthcare law as a draw rather than a liability in this November's midterm elections. Three races in New Hampshire illustrate the challenge, offering […]

House Democrats weigh role in new Benghazi probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats said Friday that before deciding whether to participate in a new investigation on the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost at Benghazi, Libya, they want assurances from Speaker John Boehner that the Republican-run probe will be bipartisan and not a political spectacle. View full post on Congress News Headlines […]

Finland’s Social Democrats oust finance minister Urpilainen

By Jussi Rosendahl SEINAJOKI, Finland (Reuters) – Finnish Social Democrats on Friday narrowly voted to replace their leader and finance minister Jutta Urpilainen with a more leftist candidate in a move that could complicate government efforts to curb debt. 51-year-old Antti Rinne, a critic of the government's austerity measures, has in recent years led the […]

U.S. House votes Benghazi panel, Democrats consider boycott

The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives voted along party lines on Thursday to set up a committee to investigate the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Unhappy Democrats were considering boycotting the panel. The House voted 232-186 to set up a 12-member special investigative committee. It is expected to be chaired by South […]