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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Keystone: House sends oil pipeline bill to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pausing during an April news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pausing during an April news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Obama nominees face lame duck obstacles in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- So many nominees, so little time.

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House Speaker John Boehner gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
House Speaker John Boehner gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Boehner: Obama could ‘burn himself’ going solo on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday sketched out an agenda for the new, all-Republican Congress, promising approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and changes in the health care law while issuing a warning to President Barack Obama on immigration.

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Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the Senate Majority leader.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the Senate Majority leader. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Analysts: 5 Ways GOP Congress could boost the US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters made clear Tuesday that they're worried about the economy, despite steady job gains, a robust stock market and faster economic growth this year.

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President Barack Obama during a Nov. 4 meeting on Ebola, at the White House. (Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama during a Nov. 4 meeting on Ebola, at the White House. (Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread.

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U.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Pennsylvania congressional staffer pleads guilty in gun case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a Congressional office building in Washington.

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President Barack Obama is heading toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies and also faces potential rifts with members of his own party who are in tough re-election contests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama is heading toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies and also faces potential rifts with members of his own party who are in tough re-election contests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Possible immigration rift for Obama with some Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. say U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are an insufficient military response to Islamic militants there. (AP Photo, File)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. say U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are an insufficient military response to Islamic militants there. (AP Photo, File)
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Lawmakers are divided on US role against Islamic fighters

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Islamic militants' growing influence in Iraq and Syria is a threat to Americans, lawmakers from both political parties agreed Sunday even as they sharply split on what role the United States should play in trying to crush them.

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Aug. 10, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.  (AP Photo/John Rous, File)
Aug. 10, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks as leaders of Congress stand by his desk for a ceremonial signing of the Congressional resolution, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. (AP Photo/John Rous, File)
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50 years later, fateful Vietnam resolution still resonates

NEW YORK (AP) -- A dubious threat to U.S. interests. A swift vote in Congress for broad presidential war powers in response. A long, costly and bitterly debated war.

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President Barack Obama hugs Stg. Maj. James McGruder as he arrives to speak at about the new veterans health bill, in Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama hugs Stg. Maj. James McGruder as he arrives to speak at about the new veterans health bill, in Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) -- Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama.

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