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US Rep. Nunnelee’s speech hurt from brain surgery

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brain surgery on a Republican congressman from north Mississippi has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body, his staff said. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Fugitive from Illinois captured in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. authorities and a fugitive task force in Puerto Rico have arrested an alleged sex offender from Illinois. View full post on Crime and Trials 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 […]

Hacker who helped feds to be freed from prison

A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous will be freed from prison after … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Ex-Marine’s family seeks his freedom from Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress and the family of a former Marine now detained in Iran called for his freedom Monday, on the observance of his 1,000th day in prison on spying charges. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Juiciest Bits From Tim Geithner’s Memoir

A punching bag as treasury secretary, Geithner finally gets to unload in ‘Stress Test.’ From confessing his ‘kind of like’ for Boehner to digs at Elizabeth Warren, the 10 best bits. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

NY lawmaker steps down from House Financial panel

New York Rep. Michael Grimm is stepping down from the House Financial Services Committee as he faces charges of tax evasion. Grimm informed House Speaker John Boehner in a letter Monday that in light of … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post

President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis. Obama signed a law passed by the U.S. Congress that blocks any individual from entering the United States who has […]

Congress votes to bar Iran’s new UN envoy from US

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday aimed at denying a visa to Iran's newly appointed UN ambassador over his alleged links to the 1979 US hostage crisis. Furious over the prospect of allowing Tehran's envoy on to US soil, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill after the Senate did the same Monday. […]

Japan, fresh from Australia pact, says U.S. trade talks difficult

By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan, fresh from clinching a trade deal with Australia, said on Tuesday it hoped for a similar result in negotiations with the United States and also for a broad regional trade pact, but said the talks would be difficult. Japan and the United States are pushing […]