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House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi as Leader

November 18, 2014 - 12:28pm
House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader, despite some discontent among their ranks over losses in the election earlier this month.

House Panel Considers Privatizing FAA's Air Traffic Control

November 18, 2014 - 12:09pm
Opening what promises to be a spirited debate, members of the House Transportation Committee signaled a renewed willingness to consider privatizing the nation’s air-traffic control system.

Boehner Says GOP Mulling Options on Obama Immigration Action

November 18, 2014 - 11:59am
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that GOP leaders are considering a range of options to respond to President Obama’s expected use of executive actions to overhaul U.S. immigration rules.

New York's Jewish Community Condemns Synagogue Attack

November 18, 2014 - 10:23am
The attack inside a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four rabbis dead, including three U.S.-Israeli citizens, drew widespread condemnation from New York Jewish leaders who called for an end to violence and caused area synagogues to tighten security.

President Orders Review of U.S. Hostage Policies

November 18, 2014 - 10:04am
The Obama administration is undertaking a review of how it handles cases of U.S. citizens held captive by extremists abroad, according to a letter from a top Pentagon official made public Monday.

U.S. Home-Builder Confidence Rose in November

November 18, 2014 - 9:59am
A gauge of home-builder sentiment climbed in November, a hopeful signal for the U.S. housing recovery as it struggles to find its footing.

Keystone Supporters Hustle for 60 Yes Votes

November 18, 2014 - 7:56am
Supporters of a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline were scrambling Monday to secure the 60 votes necessary to overcome a procedural hurdle in a Senate vote planned for today.

Doctor With Ebola Dies in Nebraska

November 17, 2014 - 9:21pm
Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola working in Sierra Leone, became the second patient to die of the virus in the U.S., less than two days after his arrival for treatment.

French National Suspected of Appearing in Video of Hostage Killings

November 17, 2014 - 8:36pm
French intelligence services suspect a French national appeared in a video portraying the killing of U.S. hostage Peter Kassig and more than a dozen other hostages.

Remedial Courses in College Stir Debate

November 17, 2014 - 8:09pm
College students are increasingly spending financial aid and taking on debt for high-school-level courses that don’t count toward a degree, despite mounting evidence the courses are ineffective.

Missouri Declares State of Emergency

November 17, 2014 - 6:02pm
Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency for Missouri, ahead of an anticipated announcement from a grand jury in the shooting death of Michael Brown and protests expected to take place in the St. Louis area.

Health Adviser Logged Several White House Visits

November 17, 2014 - 5:48pm
Jonathan Gruber, the economist at the heart of a fresh debate about the Affordable Care Act, has had more than a dozen appointments to visit the White House since 2009, records show.

Can the New Senate Avoid Payback Time?

November 17, 2014 - 5:45pm
Gerald F. Seib writes that if you’re wondering how the new, postelection Washington will work, you need to know first of all the answer to this question: Will Senators decide it’s time to get even, or time to get over it?

Federal Housing Administration in the Black for First Time Since 2011

November 17, 2014 - 2:08pm
The Federal Housing Administration is back in the black for the first time since 2011, according to an independent annual audit released Monday.

New Tests Await GOP Congressional Leaders

November 17, 2014 - 1:31pm
Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner have long had a close relationship, but the GOP leaders will face a challenge next year to not disappoint conservatives and in navigating their chambers’ different dynamics.