Cantor Says He’ll Resign Before Term Ends

The former House Majority Leader asked that a special election be held to expedite his replacement Rather than finish out his full final term in Congress, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor will resign from Congress effective August 18, the Republican congressman said Thursday. Cantor, whose term in office would have extend through a lame duck session until January of […]

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New House Leadership, Same Old Problems

The new House Republican leadership team pulls its bill to address the border crisis before leaving for a five-week recess The House of Representatives rose to bid farewell to outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor Thursday, but if the GOP had hopes his passing might usher in a new era of comity between the party’s leadership and its right wing, they […]

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CIA Apologizes for Snooping on Senate Staff Computers

In a dramatic reversal from the agency’s earlier position A report from the CIA’s inspector general faulted agency employees for improperly accessing Senate staffers’ computers during an investigation into Bush-era CIA interrogation practices. The report, released Thursday by the agency’s Office of the Inspector General, represents an admission that CIA employees improperly accessed computers used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder to Oppose Data-Driven Sentencing

Statistics can predict criminal risk. Can they deliver equal justice? Citing concerns about equal justice in sentencing, Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to oppose certain statistical tools used in determining jail time, putting the Obama Administration at odds with a popular and increasingly effective method for managing prison populations. Holder laid out his position in an interview with TIME […]

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House Grants Boehner Authority to Sue Obama

The measure passed 225 to 201 on the backs of House Republicans The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday granting House Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue President Barack Obama, marking the first time the legislative branch has endorsed such a lawsuit. The measure, which passed 225 to 201 without a single Democrat “yea,” underscores the burning frustration […]

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House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by Friday. The $16.3 billion measure is intended help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make firing senior […]

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Campus Sexual Assault: Bipartisan Bill Aims to Reform the Investigation Process

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would require an annual survey of students’ experiences with assault at college to be published online Eight Senators on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed at curbing on-campus rape that will include an annual survey of students about their experience with sex assault. “We should never accept the fact that women are at a greater risk […]

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House Republicans Unveil Women’s Legislation in Push for Female Voters

The party that was once against identity politics is learning to court the female vote House Republicans on Wednesday will introduce a package of legislation aimed at helping “all Americans — particularly women — succeed at home and at work,” Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office told TIME exclusively. McMorris Rodgers has been spearheading the House effort to draft and introduce […]

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