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Rand Paul says Labrador would be ‘a great leader’

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is offering words of support for Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who has announced a longshot bid to become U.S. House majority leader. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

U.S. House Speaker Boehner says can work with new majority leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he could work with any Republican who gets elected as House majority leader next week. "I can work with whoever gets elected," Boehner told reporters. Asked if he backed Representative Kevin McCarthy of California for majority leader, Boehner said it was up […]

Obama says ‘we should be ashamed’ of failure to enact modest gun control measures

President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration on Tuesday at the inability by Washington to enact even modest gun control measures, in the aftermath of a rash of shootings around the United States. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that as a parent are terrifying to me," Obama said […]

Hillary Clinton says Benghazi probes won’t deter possible White House bid

Hillary Clinton said the latest round of congressional investigations into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, would not deter her from seeking the presidency. "Actually, it is more of a reason to run because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball," Clinton told ABC […]

US Rep. Nunnelee says he will have brain surgery

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican congressman from north Mississippi says he will have surgery to remove a small mass found on his brain View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Taliban Said They Would Kill Bergdahl, Says Obama Aide

President Barack Obama says Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was an ailing “prisoner of war,” but his top deputies are describing him as a hostage who would be killed if the White House didn’t agree to a surprise trade. Congress was not informed that ”there was evidence, or at least, there was an analysis, that a premature […]

Eastern Libya oil rebel says does not recognize new government

The leader of protesters occupying Libyan oil ports said on Monday he did not recognize the new government of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq and suggested a deal to end the blockade, reached with the previous administration, could be jeopardized. Ibrahim Jathran, who wants more federalist power for his eastern region, had agreed with Maiteeq's predecessor […]

Exclusive: Fugitive Thai minister says army led government into trap

By Martin Petty BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand's top generals lured the former government and its supporters into a trap by arranging peace talks between political heavyweights then seizing power in a coup moments later, a deposed minister said on Sunday. Speaking to Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location, ousted Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang said […]

White House urges highway bill passage, says jobs at stake

The Obama administration on Monday warned 700,000 jobs could be lost if Congress misses a deadline to replenish a highway spending fund and said Senate legislation could fall short of a long-term solution to maintain U.S. infrastructure. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called for passage of the administration's proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation bill that would […]

Egypt says it arrested militants, foiled plots

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top security official has sought to build claims that the Muslim Brotherhood is backing terrorism, showing alleged confessions of militants saying the received funds from members of the group to attack police and the military. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News