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Ex-House Members Seeking Comebacks In 2014

Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats.

01/08/2014

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Rep. Bachmann: Nothing Will Come Of Ethics Inquiry

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she doesn’t think anything will come of a House Ethics Committee inquiry into her presidential campaign. Bachmann spoke to reporters Tuesday at Minnesota’s Capitol.

07/30/2013

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House Ethics Committee Investigating Rep. Michele Bachmann

The House Ethics Committee is continuing an investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. The committee announced on Friday it had received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics.

07/26/2013

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Congressional Ethics Office Investigating Rep. Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

03/25/2013

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House Group Nearing Deal On Immigration Bill

A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.

03/15/2013

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Back To Budgets, Ryan Returns To Comfortable Topic

Paul Ryan is getting his groove back. A month after the GOP’s presidential ticket lost an election, the party’s vice presidential nominee finds himself comfortably back in his political wheelhouse on Capitol Hill.

12/04/2012

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Ryan Loses VP But Wins Re-Election In Wis.

Paul Ryan came up short in his vice presidential bid, but he’s sure to remain a key leader of the Republican Party when he returns to Washington and the congressional seat he easily retained Tuesday night.

11/07/2012

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Ryan’s Challenger Campaigns Against … No One

Rob Zerban spent his morning on his hands and knees scrubbing a toilet in a homeless shelter. Half a country away, Paul Ryan stood under a spotlight in Virginia talking about why he should be the next vice president.

10/31/2012

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In Tough Race, Cravaack Says He’s ‘Centrist’

After being swept into office on a tea party tide, Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is now portraying himself as a middle-of-the-road lawmaker as he tries to keep his job in a northeastern Minnesota district with a long tradition of electing Democrats.

06/15/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

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Rep. Ellison Brings Elmo To U.S. House Floor

Rep. Keith Ellison brought a special guest with him down to the U.S. House of Representatives floor on Tuesday. And his guest was brought to you by the letter “E.” That’s “E” for Elmo.

01/24/2012

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